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TOEFL instead of SAT?

ithinkuknowmeithinkuknowme Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
guys, my SAT score wasn't particularly good the first time around. I got 1690.
but my TOEFL score was good. I got 109 (out of 120).

So, i was kinda eager to to know if there are some colleges that accept TOEFL scores instead of the SAT??

(btw, i am retaking the SAT in Dec.)

Thanking u in anticipation
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Replies to: TOEFL instead of SAT?

  • fogcityfogcity Posts: 3,228Registered User Senior Member
    The Toefl is not an aptitude test. It serves to assess English language competency for non-native English speakers; Colleges want to make sure that you'll be able to function in an English language setting.

    The SAT (and ACT) are aptitude tests. Scores on these tests serve as an indicator (one of several) that you'll assimilate your course material (English language issues aside) and make progress in your coursework on the path to a degree.

    It's possible that some colleges on your list do not require the SAT.
  • HateSMUSHateSMUS Posts: 470Registered User Member
    haha you are in opposite situation of mine. I got 2240 in SAT1 but only got 104 in TOEFL. I've seen quite a few students getting into American universities without SAT due to their GPA, and prestige of high school, and score above TOEFL requirement. However, don't expect that decent schools mostly or always require SAT scores, often high (when I say decent, I would say top 50 schools). TOEFL requirement is only a cutline for application whereas SAT score greatly affects admission chance.
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