I’m a rising senior who lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Right before COVID started to spin out of control, I took the SAT and got a measly 1230. I’ve registered for the upcoming August SAT and am vigorously studying, but there’s always the real possibility that that SAT will get canceled too.
If hypothetically I go into college applications with that 1230 SAT, will other qualities in my resume make up for poor SAT score?
I have a 4.5/3.7 GPA, having taken at least 11 Honors and 10 AP courses, this upcoming fall, I have been accepted to take chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and by the end of senior year, I plan to have taken at least 2-4 undergrad courses at Pitt.
My extracurriculars/Volunteer work includes
A. Being a commissioner of a community travel soccer club that represents Allegheny County youth soccer.
B. I’m 1st Trumpet in both Marching band and Concert Band for my high school (I wrote the sheet music for many of our Marching band stand tunes).
C. I play Trumpet for the University of Pittsburgh pep band at Pitt basketball/volleyball games.
D. I have studied Piano at the Carnegie Mellon University music program for all of high school and can play the toughest work of the best composers (Chopin, Rachmaninov etc.)
E. I’m a licensed US National Soccer Federation referee and and ref ages up to U18 for clubs across Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
F. I’m team captain of my club soccer travel team, of which a majority of the players letter varsity for my High School (I chose Music over Varsity sport, although I would’ve made varsity).
G. I’m in Model UN and have represented my high school in competitions at the University of Pittsburgh, CMU, and Duquesne University.
My top two schools are Pitt and Wisconsin Madison.
I’m half Taiwanese half Ashkenazi Jewish (Idk if that’s an advantage or disadvantage, but I don’t think there are an abundance of Asian Jews in the world). Also Wisconsin is only 6% Asian American so maybe I’m a necessity there.
Can those extracurriculars and grades make up for my subpar SAT score at Pitt and UW?