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# Is it true that.... (SAT question)

Registered User Posts: 713 Member
edited August 2005
If I take the SAT more than 3 times, Cornell will average my scores?
Post edited by Gandhiji on

## Replies to: Is it true that.... (SAT question)

• Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
I'm sure what you mean is that if you take the SAT's more than once, they take the best score from each section and combine to one SAT score. Example:
test one: 680(math) + 660(reading) + 680(essay sec.) = 2020
test two: 710 (math) + 650(reading) + 690(essay sec.) = 2050
test three: 690(math) + 700(reading) + 680(essay sec.) = 2070
total: 710(math) + 700(reading) +690(essay sec.) = 2100
• Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
I don't know about averaging your scores(never heard of that happening), but they will take the highest sectional score for each section, as Cesar described. This doesn't really benefit you because it benefits all the other applicants equally in theory, it merely lets the school appear to have higher average SAT scores. Tricky...:p
• Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
good point sparticus lol. i never really thought of that. so if anybody is intimidated by any of the scores posted, just know that people most likely took them two or three times!
• Registered User Posts: 713 Member
thank you. I needed to know this because all the teachers and counslers at my school are saying this and I thought it couldnt be true
• Registered User Posts: 713 Member
if i take the sat 4 times.. will that look bad for cornell?
• Registered User Posts: 358 Member
well. ive heard of schools 'averaging' out when you take too many times, but i have no clue which schools does that. and ive also heard that some take your most recent or your best test on the same day. dont think cornell does that. taking the SAT 4 times MIGHT make it look bad, but i have no clue. Cuz it could appear that you're really desperate or something of this sort
• Registered User Posts: 810 Member
my GC said to only take the SAT more than twice if I expect a big improvement. then again, the GCs at my school are inept, and I don't know much about cornell ..
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