I'm an international school student studying in Hong Kong and applying for fall 2010. I recently took the SAT I's in October with high hopes only to be horribly disappointed when I received a 1860 (CR:700 M:600 W:560).
I'm kind of stuck in an awkward situation, here are my choices:
1) Take SAT II's in December, apply with 1860
2) Standby SAT I's in December (centers full), apply to schools which only require SAT I's
3) Take SAT II's in December, Re-sit Sat I's Jan (Too late for some schools)
If i re-sit SAT I's, I'm 100% sure I can get a score between 2050-2150.
SAT II's I'm hoping for 600-700 each subject.
Heres my profile:
IB Score: 37/42 (Approx. weighted GPA: 4.2+)
Major: Film (UC and USC), Business, Communications,
I can write solid essays and have pretty impressive recommendations.
ECs: President of the Student Council, Student representative on the School Council, Environmental Management Committee - 2 years, School Rugby Team - 4 years, Taught English to Students in China, Worked in a Laboratory as an assistant, MUN, Various charity concerts, 24 Hour Charity Sailing and Pedal-Kart races, many more.
College List (In order of preference):
UCLA (SAT II'S Required)
NYU(SAT II'S Required)
UCSD(SAT II'S Required)
What should I do? Are SAT II's that important? Is my college list too ambitious? Any other suggestions? Other university choices?
Please help! This is literally driving me insane, the deadline to apply for the december test date is tonight!