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Skip the SAT?

nj2013nj2013 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
My son got his ACT scores and he met his goal. Every college we looked at says that you can submit either ACT w/ writing or SAT I's. This seems to be a recent change in requirements. Should he still take the SAT? Or skip it, and be satisfied with the ACT scores?
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Replies to: Skip the SAT?

  • awkwardpenguin13awkwardpenguin13 Registered User Posts: 1,943 Senior Member
    i'd like to know this too, so I'll bump it for you
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    Skip it.......I have students at Ivies that only submitted ACT's........

    And fwiw, unless the school requires SAT II's IN ADDITION to ACT, your son is done....

  • lerkinlerkin Registered User Posts: 1,445 Senior Member
    Skip it unless your son is in the running for National Merit Semifinalist Status.
  • crazedcrazed Registered User Posts: 1,972 Senior Member
    Skip SAT.
    After son 1 took SAT prep (pretty useless) and did fine, and then took ACT, no extra prep and did great we had son 2 take ACT only. No prep. Did great, met his goal which was similar to GPA. One test, no study, done.

    By the way, Son2 applied with only ACT and was accepted at 15 for 15 schools.
  • yodeloyodelo Registered User Posts: 1,074 Senior Member
    skip the sat if youre satisfied
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    Crazed kids are my heroes.........

    If only all juniors would get this.......
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,983 Senior Member
    There is no reason to take the SAT if you have an ACT score that is high enough to meet the demands of all of your target schools, but I couldn't recommend that you "skip" the SAT without knowing what ACT goal your son met. If your son took the PSAT and scored in NM range for his state, he should take the SAT to confirm his PSAT to qualify for NMF.
  • nj2013nj2013 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Thanks for all of the great advice!

    My son's score was a 31 composite (haven't gotten the essay score back) but got a 34 on the english and reading sections, a 30 on the science and a 27 on the math section.

    He is interested in music technology and is strongly considering Northeastern, Drexel, Tulane, American, and NYU. He did a NYU music technology program last summer and LOVED it at NYU but it is SUCH a hard school to get into these days.
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    ^^sounds like the ACT score is more than fine for his goals and schools....

    It won't be the ACT that keeps him out of NYU for his major, but rather the competition.....

    Good luck in his process!
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