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Presidential Scholars Program and SAT Scores

Ethereality3Ethereality3 Posts: 263Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2010 in SAT Preparation
I know you need close to a 1600/1600 for this, but if I retake a 1600 to improve my writing score, and I end up getting something like a 1560, will that make me no longer eligible for the program since my most recent score will not qualify for it, or will they overlook that?
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Replies to: Presidential Scholars Program and SAT Scores

  • 12537291253729 Posts: 1,026Registered User Senior Member
    No, they will overlook that. So you will still qualify, regardless of what you get on your next test.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    ^ How do you know?
  • 12537291253729 Posts: 1,026Registered User Senior Member
    ^I remember reading it somewhere and honestly it makes sense. If they disqualified you because your score dropped, it would make little sense. But no, I don't have a source on hand right now...
  • sic_infitsic_infit Posts: 564Registered User Member
  • silenceizsiksilenceizsik Posts: 381Registered User Member
    They take your score out of 2400.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    That wasn't exactly an easy search phrase. :)

    No, it's out of 1600.
  • silenceizsiksilenceizsik Posts: 381Registered User Member
    ^ Really? Why would they overlook the writing?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    ^ They probably didn't bother to change the system since the new SAT was introduced.
  • shahdinshahdin Posts: 2,180- Senior Member
    so they drop the lowest score and just consider the highest score from a single sitting.
  • sic_infitsic_infit Posts: 564Registered User Member
    haha silverturtle, what can I say I'm just a great googler.
  • Ethereality3Ethereality3 Posts: 263Registered User Junior Member
    Whoa, wait. So does that mean if I improve out of 2400 in my next sitting, but deprove out of 1600, then they will take my highest sitting score out of 2400, or highest sitting score out of 1600?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    What it means is that you are already eligible for the program.
  • Ethereality3Ethereality3 Posts: 263Registered User Junior Member
    Does that mean I should not take it again, to avoid the risk of getting an overall better score?
  • csokanecsokane Posts: 616Registered User Member
    So, I'm guessing a 1560/1600 won't cut it?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    Does that mean I should not take it again, to avoid the risk of getting an overall better score?

    If you have 1600/1600, there's nothing you can do now to mess that up.
    So, I'm guessing a 1560/1600 won't cut it?

    Correct. Most competitive states will be 1600, with some being 1590 and a few at 1580.
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