My main concern comes with many of the selective schools.
I got a 1180 on the SAT in May. 640 reading, 540 math. Felt pretty bad about it, freaked out for a while. Since I had AP tests for the rest of May and not time to study for June, I’m taking the August test and shooting for ~1500. I know a 300 jump is the most some people want out of SAT prep. That’s not my point though.
Even if God willing I got a perfect 1600, that “only” superscores me to a 1390. I’d need to take yet another test to “even” boost me to a 1460. I realize these are scores some people can only hope to dream for, but when it comes to applying for, say, UPenn or Columbia- my dream schools- they’re on the cusp of bottom-tier.
So do admissions offices do more than just superscore? Do they indeed see that I improved and begin to consider? You can be honest, I’d just rather know the truth here. Obviously a higher score will help me with many similar schools, so I’ll be taking it anyway: but it’s a question about how admissions works for these types of schools.
If anyone even knows, of course. Thank you for your comments!