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Is my SAT good enough?


Replies to: Is my SAT good enough?

  • fauvefauve Registered User Posts: 3,525 Senior Member
    The GFG- there is no firm cut off for GPA. If your daughter has state/regional/national ranking for her sport, allowances will be made according to her expertise.

    If she is a solid, district-level athlete, she would probably need a 3.8+ like the rest of the applicants.
  • Mini VanMini Van Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    The GFG, I think you also need to know the rank. The Academic Index formula used by ivys includes not only GPA and SAT, but also class rank. A high rank can help make up for lower GPA if it is a competitive high school. I agree the sport and coach's opinion of her athletic ability would matter too.
  • TheGFGTheGFG Registered User Posts: 6,219 Senior Member
    Our school doesn't report class rank, but supposedly it's available to kids who need it for service academy applications and the like. From what I read in a book about Ivy recruiting, it's better not to include your rank if you're in a big public high school and you're not at the tippy top because it will lower the AI. Anyway, as for ranking in the sport, I wonder how high is high enough? Top 50 in the country in the sport/position/event? Not sure it matters if the coach is interested, but I suppose how much he supports the application will depend partly on the ranking and his need for that position or event.
  • fauvefauve Registered User Posts: 3,525 Senior Member
    Precisely, GFG, being recruited is all about the coach's need to fill a position, or event. That is why it is so important to research many schools to find one that needs your athlete's times, position, size, expertise, for Fall 2010.
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