as you might be able to tell from the title i am an asian applying to prep school (HADES). my grades are all very good and i do plenty of ec's, but i completely flopped on the ssat. i got an 85 and then an 88. now this 88, is there simply because i royally screwed up the reading comprehension (50s). you might think "oh an asian person failing the reading comprehension section what a surprise" but the thing is, english is my first language, so i'm horrified. on the 85 test i had an 86 reading comp.
will schools superscore my tests?
do asians with scores this low even have a chance?
have you ever met an asian person at an elite prep school with scores this bad?
side note: i applied last year and i scored a 92 (didn't get in anywhere). i kind of have to apply with these crummy scores, and most schools will see my test scores from last year. i am also not a legacy.