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Can anyone clarify?

AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
My SAT was
CR - 690
M - 660
W - 800

I just took the Math II SAT and I think I did really well. I also took Lit and got a 760.

My college counselors say that they look at Lit over CR since Lit is harder, an they look at Math 2 SAT II over SAT Math since its harder. Is this true? If I do well (750+) on Math 2, will I be pretty much set?
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Replies to: Can anyone clarify?

  • AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    My CC is a water polo teacher and not the best counselor...so it's difficult for me to trust what he says sometimes, that's why I am asking
  • xthrillakillaxxthrillakillax Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    I can't comment on CR and Lit because I haven't taken Lit but I've taken Math II and I can tell you that SAT 1 math and SAT Math II are two very different tests. I wouldn't math 2 harder but it is simpler. The purpose of it is to test math concepts and that's it. SAT 1 math however is supposed to test your ability to think critically and not fall for their traps. I don't think Math 2 would necessarily make up for a bad regular SAT math score.

    Not to mention that the curves are very different. Getting -6 or -7 gets you an 800 on math 2 but would barely get you a 700 on regular math, if you're lucky.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,137 Senior Member
    Most colleges don't even use SAT subject tests for admission. Those that require them do not view the SAT subject tests as something to be considered "over" the SAT; they are separate tests and if both SAT and subject tests are required both are important.
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