right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Which SSAT Scores to Send to Exeter and Andover

essaitessait 7 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hey guys,

I am applying to repeat ninth grade next school year at Exeter and Andover. Recently, I have taken two SSATs and have no idea which one to submit. I'll summarize the differences in the tests below:



1st Test, January 2018

93% Overall all genders, 92% Overall just males

94% Verbal (same for all genders and just males)

77% Quantitative all genders, 75% Quantitative just males

92% Reading all genders, 93% Reading just males

My essay was terrible (if that matters)...



2nd Test, February 2018

94% Overall all genders, 93% Overall just males

92% Verbal (same for all genders and just males)

73% Quantitative all genders, 70% Quantitative just males

97% Reading (same for all genders and just males)

In this one, I knocked my essay out of the park.



Now, I have no idea which SSAT result to send, considering that I have a higher overall and a better essay in one, but everything else is better except for the reading section and the essay in the other.

Even with that, I'm scared about them not even looking at my application because I got less than a 90% in math, but I'm not sure if that's a realistic concern or not.

Thank you all for your help with this issue.
12 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Which SSAT Scores to Send to Exeter and Andover

  • applier1applier1 85 replies9 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Send both to Andover because they super-score. To Exeter, send the one that most reflects the strengths you portrayed in your application (if your strengths are in writing, don't send the one with the terrible essay!) Hope that helps :)
    · Reply · Share
  • CenterCenter 2204 replies66 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Every school superscores to the best of my knowledge: I hope you are applying elsewhere. That 77% is not going to help you.
    · Reply · Share
  • momof3swimmersmomof3swimmers 386 replies5 threadsRegistered User Member
    Exeter does NOT superscore. They consider ALL scores. And an AO told us they weigh the writing sample very heavily.
    · Reply · Share
  • momof3swimmersmomof3swimmers 386 replies5 threadsRegistered User Member
    And with a 93 total, I don’t think the 77 is that bad. It won’t help but there is math there for many levels. Not every 8th grader has been exposed to all the concepts on the test.
    · Reply · Share
  • PublisherPublisher 8084 replies82 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Not all boarding schools superscore..
    · Reply · Share
  • CenterCenter 2204 replies66 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    YEs--but considering all scores is effectively superscoring even if they don't give you one number: otherwise you would only get to submit one test. Math matters at Exeter. And this kid is already in 9th.
    · Reply · Share
  • cungencungen 8 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    send in the first one. Do not send the second one. Math is everything in these schools. It is also the most important subject for college application. If your math is good, you can fit most majors such as computer science, EE, financial engineering, biomedical engineering and so on.
    · Reply · Share
  • essaitessait 7 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I just wanted to let you all know that I got accepted to Exeter, and I am honestly over the moon right now. All of your responses made me think that I would never be accepted, but somehow I managed to get in!
    · Reply · Share
  • missinghome21missinghome21 127 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited April 2018
    @essait I just stumbled across this thread today but congratulations! That's awesome! =D>
    edited April 2018
    · Reply · Share
  • yuor28yuor28 73 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    congrats!!
    · Reply · Share
  • Mama ParadoxMama Paradox 233 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    You made it !!!!
    · Reply · Share
  • CaliPopsCaliPops 340 replies3 threadsRegistered User Member
    Just curious, OP, did you send in both?
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity