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Advice about applying to Penn State-Main Campus

Kayla92Kayla92 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited October 2010 in Penn State
Okay so here's my problem,

I'm scheduled to re-take the SATs Oct. 9th, and I know the scores won't be here until at least two weeks later. However, I know it's important to apply early to help get admission to PSU-Main Campus. I'm a horrible test-taker when it comes to standardized tests so I'm not even sure if the re-take is going to help, even though I am trying to prepare. So, my question is, would it help my admission chances for me to apply now, earlier, with my current stats, or should I wait until I re-test?

These are my stats:

SAT
Math- 620
Reading-590
Writing-520

GPA- 4.0 (weighted), and my rank is in the top 10%.
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Replies to: Advice about applying to Penn State-Main Campus

  • cwryan1cwryan1 Registered User Posts: 688 Member
    I would apply now with your current stats.
  • thedoothedoo Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    My son also has a 1210 Math/Reading like you (690/520); total of all 3 is 1700. 3.933 GPA, top 20% and he applied the first day the application went live. He is also retaking SAT 10/9 and ACT 10/23 (got 25 first time)... so your stats are a little bit better than his; I think you have a real strong chance.. you should refer to the Penn State chances bubble chart.. it kinds of gives you an idea as to where you stand
    ....here is the link: http://admissions.psu.edu/info/counselors/bubble_chart06.pdf
    Locate your GPA on y axis and SAT on x - see where the 2 cross and you wil see that from this chart you look to be in great shape... of course, upping your scores even if just a little can always improve your odds...Hope that helps :)
  • eromano333eromano333 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    you'll get in. I too am taking the Oct 9 SATs, but I am applying rolling (I sent my application yesterday and my SAT Scores today).
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