My stats were really good for my state, I was in the 93rd percentile overall. However, I had a few areas where my score was not as strong. I took the SSAT more than once as well, so I don't really think taking it more than once affects your chances. I think your interviews have more to do with it though, all I remember taking about in my interviews was college football, History, and golf, but the interviewer got to know who I was, and obviously I did something right. Are you in a big city where they offer those special prep classes? I didn't, but I would've gone if there had been one in my state. Extracurriculars, basically eveything I could do, whether it be theater, managing the junior high football team, Boy Scouts, everything that was offered. Again, this is an area where if you live in a big city you have an advantage: Math camps, science camps, etc. are offered and so it gives you more opportunities to show how great you are. I averaged a 4.0 GPA last year, but that does NOT mean I had a four-point all four terms. I believe I only had one for one term, and one term I had like a 3.8.