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Should I retake the SSAT?

MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
I took the SSAT exactly two weeks ago and received my results today. I think my results are fine (they could be better) but I was convalescent (I had had surgery three days before the test). What do you think? Are they good enough or should I retake the test?
T Scaled: 2187
%-ile Grade Gender: 88
%-ile Grade: 89
V Scaled: 797
%-ile Grade Gender: 99
%-ile Grade: 99
Q Scaled: 665
%-ile Grade Gender: 42
%-ile Grade: 47
R Scaled: 725
%-ile Grade Gender: 94
%-ile Grade: 94

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Replies to: Should I retake the SSAT?

  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Where are you applying to?
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Collegiate School, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, Deerfield Academy and perhaps Bard Academy at Simon's Rock. Do you have any suggestions?
  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    I think you will be fine.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @mathman1201, thank you. I'm still a bit worried because of my result in the quantitative section but let's see what happens.
  • DamarisDamaris Registered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
    You won't get into Collegiate or Deerfield with that Quant score unless you have some other tip factor, such as you are an amazing athlete, come from a very disadvantaged background, or Dad can give a building. Not sure about the other two schools. I would sit for the test again in January.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @Damaris, the problem is the deadline has passed. I'll just try my luck and see whether the interview + my grades + my convalescence (which I suppose would be tied-into the interview since I would try to mention it there) = acceptance.
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    That's not necessarily true. What that shows is that while you might struggle with math, your language arts skills are very well refined. If you have good grades, then there's no reason that Deerfield or Collegiate will reject you at the snap of a finger.
  • AgincourtAgincourt Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    OP, you are incorrect about SSAT deadline. There are three options for the SSAT - Regular registration, Late and Rush. Late and Rush cost more. Late requires a two week advance registration, Rush much less than that. See ssat.org.

    IMO, re-taking the SSAT to get your math score up would be advisable.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @Agincourt, I'll speak with my mum and consider the alternatives and whether the risk of getting a lower English score is worth the possibility of getting a higher maths score.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @mrnephew, that certainly makes me feel a bit better considering the earlier answers to this question.
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    You'll definitely be considered, and if you are rejected, it's highly unlikely that the quantitative score will be the sole reason.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @mrnephew, thank you very much.
  • AgincourtAgincourt Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    @MrKite, there are numerous other SSAT threads - have you read them? Do you understand superscoring? Superscoring is the practice of taking the best subscores from multiple sittings and putting the best subscores together. Call your prospective schools' admit offices asap to ask if they superscore. If they do, your excellent subscores will stand but your weaker subscore could be replaced by a better subscore on a retest. Of course, if your other subscores manage to outdo the ones you have, the better subs will be used.
  • MrKiteMrKite Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @Agincourt, I'll call them tomorrow (I would imagine their offices are closed today) and ask. Do you by any chance know whether it's too late to ask for a fee-waiver?
  • AgincourtAgincourt Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    No I don't but it can hurt to ask. I would guess that, as they allow for Rush registration, they would also allow for a fee waiver along with it, provided you can document your need.
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