Does Caltech pay high attention to international students' SAT Critical reading?

<p>Yes, the critical reading part of the SAT is vital(somebody say that much more important than writing part). But to some international students who may be otherwise qualified and whose first language is not English it is really tough to get critical reading 750+. Does Caltech use the same criteria to judge the academic ability by SAT critical reading score of international students as they judge American students? Will a critical reading score of 670 be fatal to me?( I know it may be ridiculous to apply for Caltech with SAT score less than 2200 and large amount of financial aid application, but I really want to know). Thanks.</p>

<p>In fact, I'm from China. I got SAT math section 800 and SAT subject test Math level 2 800 and Physics 800. But many people tell me that the maths score and SAT subject test score mean nothing to Chinese applicants...</p>

<p>If you look through the decsion threads (maybe not this year however), youll see several people accepted with sub 2200 scores. Despite the low SAT score, their math scores were all 750+. In fact, they mightve all been like 780-800, so if you wanna screw yourself over, get a lot math score. As for the CR, I don't know. I think I remember seeing some kids with comparable, or perhaps even lower, CR scores be accepted, but they might have been domestic.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks a lot.</p>

<p>don't worry
my girl from my school got accepted with like 1900s
and she was Chinese ( i don't think she was international since she has been here for 4 years. no big awards, but very very good at cello)</p>

<p>so just do your best on the app! worrying about the rest is useless</p>

<p>Honestly, I wouldn't sweat a 670 on CR. Your accomplishments in and passion for math/science/engineering are going to be much more important.</p>

<p>So.... Will Caltech admission officers consider the background of students when making admission decision as they indicates on the website?</p>

<p>i cant believe theyd lie. just make sure that you make the relevant info readily availalbe on the appplication. That is, don't expect them to infer your situation from other info. Just tell them.</p>

<p>Yeah, the CR is tough for intl students...
I'm also an intl students and looking for ways to crack CR...</p>