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Freshman SAT Score

swoo0525swoo0525 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
Hello and I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas,

I took the SAT for the first time, without studying, on collegeboard.org and I got a 1730. I understand that that is okay, but where could I get it up to by Sophomore of Junior year if I started studying? Please also consider the fact that I am a freshman.

Math-540 (sigh*)
Critical Reading-590
Writing-600

Thanks in advance
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Replies to: Freshman SAT Score

  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    Depends...if you haven't taken algebra or geometry, you have a lot to learn and you can increase your math score by quite a bit. Can't really predict your sophomore or junior year scores, but I'd say 1900-2100 with a reasonable amount of studying. Of course it could be higher or lower.
  • swoo0525swoo0525 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Assuming I study my a$$ off, what are the chances of 2300+ by Junior or Sophomore year?
  • musiclover31musiclover31 Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
    As a freshmen, you still don't know most of the math skills that will be on the SAT. I say wait till your junior year and take it in November then June (if needed). Your reading skills will also develop over the years. Good luck!
  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    I mean, you might have already learned algebra II and geometry, I don't know. However a 540 is fairly weak so I doubt it. You have two years to build up your math skills (as well as reading, writing).
  • callz109callz109 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    I started out with a 1750 on my diagnostic test and after I took an SAT prep class I got it up to a 2200+
  • Whatdoyouthink36Whatdoyouthink36 Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    alas, the math needs to come up. luckily it's the easiest one to improve so your chances of significant improvement are there
  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Posts: 7,529Registered User Senior Member
    As an anecdote:
    I took the SAT as a freshman too. I got a 580 on the math.
    But my projected SAT math score from the junior year PSAT was 730.
    I didn't really do much studying at all, it was just the knowledge I had gained. The math portion isn't really hard as long as you've learned the stuff.
  • BoundForBostonBoundForBoston Posts: 272Registered User Junior Member
    As a freshman I got a score that was very similar to yours (175 on the PSAT) and by doing almost nothing over the course of a year, it went up 18 points to a 193. If you were to study quite a bit over the year, I'm sure you'd be able to make a score that would almost qualify you for NSMF status as a sophomore, and then in the next year, before you take it for real, study a bit more to raise your score comfortably above the NMSF score zone.

    Best of luck.
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    I was in your situation too when I was a freshman, but in the summer between sophomore and junior year, I studied really hard and got a 2200. So, yeah, you definitely have time
  • ZeeLiamZeeLiam Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    Nothing is impossible, so it's certainly silly to say you won't be able to get a 2300+ if you study enough. Study your ass off and see what happens. If your score goes up to around a 2100 by Sophomore year, you might be able to get it up to a 2300+ by the time you're a senior. It's going to be a combination of intelligence and work ethic.
  • mapletree7mapletree7 Posts: 346Registered User Member
    As a freshmen, you still don't know most of the math skills that will be on the SAT. I say wait till your junior year and take it in November then June (if needed). Your reading skills will also develop over the years. Good luck!

    Actually, the SAT I covers Algebra I only, so a freshman would know all of it.
  • Bounty123Bounty123 Posts: 277Registered User Junior Member
    With a sat prep course you can be taught techniques to reach 2100
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