help! - should i retake my sat 1?

<p>I just got my oct sat 1 score back. 690 v and 760 m.</p>

<p>I am applying early to Princeton and here are my sat 2 scores, 740 writing and 800 800 780 for math chem and physics. I have also registered for the novemeber testing date. do you think i should try to retake my sat 1 and try to get over 1500 or should i leave my score as it is? </p>

<p>For my other parts of the app, i have very good recs, solid ECs, and solid grades at school with the most challenging course load.</p>

<p>I have 2 weeks to prepare for it if i were to do it again in nov. What would you do in my case? or what would you advise your child to do? </p>

<p>I just don't THINK 1450 is high enough for ED at Princeton even though it is in the mid 25% - 75% range...</p>

<p>Thank you for your input.</p>

<p>So what would you lose?</p>

<p>well, my main concern is that if i were to retake it, i might not get a lot higher since i only have 2 weeks to prepare and i MIGHT even get lower. (for the oct one, i spent about 6 weeks). </p>

<p>My other option is to retake it in january so i could study over xmas break... i just don't know if i should retake it in nov and HOPE that i do better or wait till Jan. But i want to give everything i have for my ED at princeton and hope i get in. My EC, recs, summer programs, contest placement, sat 2 scores, class rank and course loads are all looking very promising. It's only the SAT1 i'm worried about..</p>

<p>and o yeah, this is my first time.</p>

<p>Still no risk - they're gonna take the highest scores. Your prep is going to carry over. And for ED you can't wait til January. </p>

<p>Don't sweat it so much. Don't overanalyze. Just take it and let the chips fall where they may.</p>

<p>Retake it and focus on the verbal portion. Since you got 740 on the SAT II Writing, you can do better than 690 on the SAT V. You have nothing to lose except your fee. Getting over the 700 barrier, however, would be great.</p>

<p>Another vote for retake--plus a suggestion that you make flashcards of all the SAT vocab words that you DON't know and memorize them for the next test.</p>