chances for a way too normal, average person

<p>This is my first post! anyway...</p>

<p>I've taken the SAT I on June and it was very low...even lower than i expected
.. I got 1570 (M 570,V 510, W490)...I plan to retake the one on October...Is it possible to raise it to at least 2000...? so worried...</p>

<p>I'm a senior who lives on this one small US territory and I've been attending school here since 5th grade.. Yes I'm a non-US citizen, a Korean, came from korea. I took the following AP and honors classes..</p>

<p>US history Honors
Pre Cal Honors
Marine Bio Honors
Japanese III Honors
AP Eng, Lang/Comp
AP Eng, Lit
AP Cal
AP Environmental Sci.</p>

<p>I think this is it...and EC...what i lack the most...
I had a serious trouble with ride...
the major ec's are :
I'm currently a NHS treasurer
have been serving for catholic church choir for more than 6 years
and was an accompanist for children's mass for 2 yrs
Our NHS has community Service activity every month..
and I've been working at my parent's restuarant for 3 years..</p>

<p>These are the "major ec's", with little minor ones..
I don't know my gpa yet, in a 4.0 scale..need to check w/ my counselor soon
but it's 96.7 or something... i don't know how gpa system weighted or unweighted..i'll have to find that out from the counselor..anyway
this is the list of schools i'm currently considering:</p>

<p>U of Washington (my #1 choice!!)
U of Michigan- ann arbor
u of cal-san diego
boston u
U of minnesota - twin cities
U of san francisco</p>

<p>I know they seem to be all reaches for me right now...but i'll have to raise my sat score... I've been living with a stepfather since 1st grade and we had lots of trouble..and he now has parkinson's disease...i'll probably write about how this situation made me realize what the meaning of life is and how a person should go after happiness...and also how I should give back what i've recieved to other people..I plan to take pre-dentistry and not sure about the major..i was wondering...(sorry another question) if I got that kinda sat score and not "too fluent" in it possible that i can take english as a major?
anyway..i'll be very grateful if you answer my you can see..i'm one desperate senior^^</p>


<p>UCSD: Reach (out of state)</p>

<p>No you're not goign to raise your SAT 430 points. Even the "best" $3000 prep companies only claim to raise it up to 200 points. Universanty of San Francisco - Match</p>

<p>I agree with namaste... No you're not goign to raise your SAT 430 points. Even the "best" $3000 prep companies only claim to raise it up to 200 points. Universanty of San Francisco - Match</p>

<p>Well, I was able to raise my SAT score 320 points (from 1500 to 1820). I took a Princeton Review class, but I didn't even try that hard. They guarantee that your score will raise 200 points- which means that often times, peoples scores raise much more than that. I would definetly recommend Princeton Review to raise your scores. A class is best, but you can learn it on your own with their books. </p>

<p>If you try real hard, you could raise your score quite a bit. </p>

<p>As far as the schools go-
University of Washington does seem like a reach, but not out of the question. It depends on how much you raise your score, and how many kids they accept from out of state. I would recommend e-mailing the school, saying that you really love the school, but you are worried that your SAT scores and the fact that you're out of state will hold you back. Ask their opinion. I did this myself, and I was pleasantly surprised by most of my responses. </p>

<p>UMich- big reach. If you think you probably wouldn't go there, you shouldn't apply. They are really selective- especially if you're out of state.</p>

<p>UCSD- big reach. they accept very few from out of state.</p>

<p>Boston U- a reach, but still attainable. They're known for accepting people even if they have low SAT scores. They would also love your diversity. If you present a good application, you can get in.</p>

<p>U of Minnesota- All my friends are going here! (I live about 30 minutes away) Again, because you are out of state, it is a reach. Great school, though!</p>

<p>University of San Francisco- match. You could probably get in here since it's not public, and your SATs (except for writing) are in their range. </p>

<p>If I were you, I would look at more private schools, since then you wouldn't have to worry about being out of state. Also, the private schools will appreciate your geographical and racial diversity. What about Temple University? You could probably get in there.</p>

<p>I wish you the very best of luck. I'm a senior this year too, so I'm going through the same thing. For the best results, you should really personalize your application. If personal events (like your stepdad) have affected you, then say so. FYI- colleges get a lot of essays about "I learned to value life, blah, blah, blah," so make it as original as possible.</p>

<p>I have a 1560 right now, aiming for a 2000+ by March. Since raising your score by 430 points is impossible for 2 months. I was wondering if it is possible to raise your score 440 points in 6 months? Right now I have a 350CR, 750M, 460W.</p>

<p>probably. My class was only a 2 month class.</p>

<p>BS. don't listen to them. i raised mine from 1900 to 2200 (expecting, at least, in oct), and 2300 is not an impossibility.. in fact, i'm probably retaking in nov if i don't reach 2300. its all based on luck on the CR section, really. </p>

<p>did it in 2 months btw</p>

<p>uhh joethemole, expecting means jack on the SAT. everyone here posts about getting a 1800 or 1900 but, oh, "expecting" a 2200 on the retake. it is so rare that a score raises 300 or 400 points.</p>

<p>and to soome degree the SATs do test skills. in the matter of months you're not going to suddenly learn how to reason and read passages to raise a 350 to a 600 in CR or learn how to write from elementary school to college level and raise ur writing by a couple hunreds points.</p>