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What are my chances at Bentley with crappy SAT scores

jb19jb19 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
I got an even 1000 on the SAT. However, I have multiple activities, a high GPA (3.8) and won a few awards( not trying to brag only going down the Common App list). Now I've already received some of the preliminary packages of "brochures" and "thanks for applying we really enjoyed your donation of 75.00 in application fees", but I would like to mentally prepare myself before I stare my Asian Tiger mother in the eyes and face the wrath of her disappointment. As well as lock away my heart so it doesn't completely shatter when the university apologizes(as Bentley is my "dream university" as all kids say nowadays). I guess all I'm really asking is what exactly do they mean by "holistic review"? Does it mean there is a chance they will look past my SAT score and see the blood, sweat, and tears that I poured into my academic career? Or am I application number #XXXX-XXX who has a score of 1000 and thus is not applicable to the university?
As you can see by this ongoing rant I have been on a straight up caffeinate binge and using multiple tabs to status stalk all my universities. Not so patiently awaiting their decision.....

Replies to: What are my chances at Bentley with crappy SAT scores

  • MassDaD68MassDaD68 Registered User Posts: 1,545 Senior Member
    I think Bentley would be a stretch for you. Sorry but the 1,000 SAT score is a bit too low. I would suggest you sit again or maybe try the ACT.
  • myredstaplermyredstapler Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I was accepted into Bentley, as well as Babson, and I had terrible SAT scores. It sounds like you are well-rounded and accomplished, which is something colleges look for in applicants. If you don't get the news you want from Bentley, don't despair. There are many great schools out there. You can also re-apply as a transfer down the road. Good luck!
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 4,312 Senior Member
    I think that you have a reasonable chance of being offered admission to Bentley.
  • theakjohnsontheakjohnson Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Even though your SAT score is bad, considering your academic potential, it seems you will likely get in. Did you explain why you did poorly on the SAT (too stressed for example) to Bentley? Either way, I wouldn't really. Bentley isn't particularly selective, especially compared to other colleges in MA (*cough cough* Tufts and Amherst *cough cough*)
  • deebmcdeebmc Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    You should also sign up for an admissions interview. They are optional at Bentley but would allow you to meet your admissions counselor and possibly have them advocate for your admission.
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