How much will my SAT IIs hurt me?

<p>I got a 720 on the IIC which isn't terrible, but I got a 620 and 610 on the history and writing portion. How bad will this hurt me? I can't retake before ED so there's nothing I can do. Does this put my chances for Princeton down from slim to none? Will it kill me with the other colleges as well?</p>


<p>School Type: Public
Location: PA
Race/Gender: African American/Black
Prospective Major: Political Science and Economics
Weighted GPA: 4.333
Class rank: 11 of 297 </p>

<p>SAT I Scores
SAT I Math: 740
SAT I Verbal: 610 </p>

<p>SAT II Scores
SAT II Writing: 610
SAT II U.S. History: 620
SAT II Math IIC: 720 </p>

<p>Long-form Info</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info
-JV Basketball (10th) </p>

-Journalism Club (9th)
-Baseball Club (10th)
-Key Club (11th)
-FBLA (9th-12th)
-On advisory board
-Forensics (12th) </p>

-Volunteer at YMCA (9th-12th 500 hours)
-Writer for Student Sun (9th grade 75 hours) </p>

-Employed at McDonalds (Summer of 9th grade up to fall of 10th grade) </p>

Sports Editor for school newspaper (12th) </p>

<p>I tutor math to kids in my grade that did not pass the state standardized tests (12th)
-Twice a week for 30 minutes at a time </p>

<p>Helped organize a school fundraiser for African kids to get vaccines (12th) </p>


<p>Other Info
Notes (in case this might be a bonus on my college app): </p>

<p>Accepted into "Amherst College Diversity Open House" -They're flying me out for a weekend, etc </p>

<p>Applying to Swarthmore Discovery Weekend </p>

<h2>Retaking SAT I in Nov, Taking SAT IIs in Oct </h2>

<p>National: </p>

<p>National Achievement Scholar (Top 5% of African Americans that took the PSAT) </p>

<p>National Society of High School Scholars </p>

<p>National Honor Roll </p>

<p>Microsoft Certified </p>

<p>Who's Who Among American High School Scholars </p>

<p>State: </p>

<p>"You can't do better than As"-Big 33 </p>

<p>Region: </p>

<p>Regional: 3rd place in Technology Concepts (Qualified for state competition)
4th place in Business Calculations </p>

<p>School: </p>

<p>Distinguished Honor Roll for 6 straight semesters </p>

<p>2nd place in Calculus Math League </p>

I was selected to the Rotary Student of the Month Program. They take the top 8 males and females, and they send them out of school to lunch to meet and conference with businessmen and businesswomen. It is based on class rank I believe. </p>

<h2>Some other school awards that I will add later if I need to </h2>

AP Calc AB: 5
AP U.S. History: 3 (horrible I know) </p>

<p>Senior Classes:
1st semester
Spanish 4
AP English 1
AP Bio 1
Honors Chemistry </p>

<p>2nd semester:
AP English 2
Spanish 5
Living with Art (mandatory fine art class)
BFS ('Advanced' Gym Class)</p>

<p>Although I'm not familiar with Princeton's policies regarding SAT IIs, i'd say that the writing and history scores will definitely hurt you, especially since you're interested in political science.</p>

<p>well... you didn't have a great chance at princeton to begin with... but no, these scores certainly won't help you :(</p>