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Chance at University of Delaware

snydergr10snydergr10 Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2009 in University of Delaware
I am applying for admissions for Fall 2010

I go to an all boys competitive private school in MD
Between top 5 and 20 % of class

GPA- Unweighted- 3.9 90.58
Weighted- 3.99- 91.5
Sat- 2 Part 1000
with writing 1500
Only have taken it once hope to get on two part 1250 and three part 1750, and if it doesn't get higher do I have no chance of getting in? I am really bad at standardized tests.

E.C.
National Honors Society
Choir
Drama
President of Community Service group at school
NHS Tutor
Peer Educator
Liturgy Band
Work 4 days a week at a deli
Nominated for Maryland Distinguished Scholar for Vocal Music

Honors Classes
Spanish

AP
American Government
Comparative Politics
Psychology
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Replies to: Chance at University of Delaware

  • snydergr10snydergr10 Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
    ??????? Anyone?????
  • handemomhandemom Posts: 449Registered User Member
    Those are low SATs. Everything else is very good. If you can meet your SAT goal, I'd say you're in good shape.
  • NewHope33NewHope33 Posts: 6,208Registered User Senior Member
    I agree with handemom.
  • snydergr10snydergr10 Posts: 181Registered User Junior Member
    Any suggestions on how I can raise my scores and should I take 2 SAT subject tests that are recommended?
  • handemomhandemom Posts: 449Registered User Member
    The best way, I think to raise your score is to take as many practice tests as you can stand, and maybe a little tutoring in the areas you have the most trouble with. As far as subject tests, they aren't necessary, and if the scores are in the ballpark of your current SATs, I'd say don't bother (I know kids who were accepted with no SAT 2s).

    Another option is looking into the ACT. Maybe it's a better test for you.
  • BrownEyesBrownEyes Posts: 130Registered User Junior Member
    ALSO, discuss the discrepancy between your SAT scores and your GPA with teachers and guidance college, and ask whether your teachers and/or GC might be willing to include comments in your recommendations which support that your SAT scores are not reflective of your classroom performance and/or ability. Have you ever been tested to see if you have a visual processing disorder or something similar that might inhibit your performance on standardized tests? This might be another option: anything to objectively document that your SAT scores do not accurately reflect your ability to perform in the classroom would be helpful.
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