Swat's numbers for class of 2021 were recently posted. They show 1370-1540 for their middle 50%. Although they do not specify if it is for enrolled or admitted, it is almost certainly admitted, not enrolled. Otherwise, they are just 10 points under Princeton's 1380-1540, which I think we can agree is highly unlikely. Moreover, the 16-17 CDS shows 1305-1530 for enrolled students. While it is unclear if they are using the Concordance or not, these numbers are probably a pretty good indicator of an honest range for the top LAC's. Again, Wes, Bowdoin, et. al., have some explaining to do. Regardless of whether they are test optional, no way those are actual numbers.
Nothing in mail in PA. Called the number in the email from this Spring. They were very nice. Looked up D and confirmed she was selected. Said letters were "sent" on Sept 1 but should allow two weeks for delivery :-c
homerdog, that's exactly right. One good thing is that it's a bonus for class of 2018 high school grad who took the new SAT and now realize they did better than they thought.
The only way to really know what a school's number are is to be very specific. Ask are the middle 50% numbers for class of 2020 or 2021; are they for admitted or enrolled; are they actual numbers or are they "concorded?" All of the more competitive schools that I have reviewed which have current data appear to have new SAT scores which are lower than the old SAT. The best comparison I've been able to make is to take their 2015-16 (pre new SAT) scores. That is pretty close to where the new SAT scores come in. An easy way to see is to look at Stanford and Princeton and compare to Bowdoin and Wesleyan. Here are the links.
If you compare Wes and Bowdoin's middle 50 to Stanford and Princeton's there is no question that they are using the faulty concorded numbers. Otherwise they are way more selective than Stanford and Princeton. I don't think so.
If anyone is finding anything different, please share.
Similarly, a number of schools automatically admit into honors programs and a few, such as Pitt, automatically admit into med, law and MBA programs based on SAT. Last year's automatic for honors is 1450. That is starting to look like a high number on the new SAT.