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Honors and Awards and SAT question

NeshyyNeshyy Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
edited September 2013 in College Admissions
I was just wondering what exactly constitutes an honor or award? Is it strictly academic or can it be anything? If the latter, does it have to be awards and whatnot that have to do with school only? I have a decent amount I could put for that I guess, but it would be mainly sports related, both in and outside of school. If it is strictly academic, I really wouldn't know what to put except maybe I got a chevron and letter a couple years and like 14 deans lists if that even counts?

And my second question is, I think this varies from school to school, but I took an SAT test back in sophomore year just for the heck of it and try it out. Since then I've taken it twice my junior year and gotten a relatively good score so I won't be taking it again cause any more than 3 and ill probably look obsessive, either that or a perfectionist but I highly doubt it. Now my question is, since none of my best scores are from that first test, do I have to put it on my application?

Much thanks in advance!
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Replies to: Honors and Awards and SAT question

  • OmniEchoOmniEcho Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I can answer your SAT question: it depends on the school you are applying to. Some schools like Stanford require all scores from all dates. Other schools allow score choice.
  • MITer94MITer94 Registered User Posts: 4,747 Senior Member
    Honors/awards can be from pretty much anywhere. For example if you won a major chess tournament, go ahead and list it. I had some awards not from school related activities that I listed on college apps.
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