Is it possible to get into USF as a transfer with this SAT score :S?

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>First of all before anyone makes fun of my score, just to let you know English is my second language and I took the test in the start of my senior year. So I decided to attend a community college, since it didn't require any SAT's plus my GPA was very low.</p>

<p>I'm transferring 39 credits from an out-state CC in Indiana and that's where I originally reside. My current GPA is 3.71 almost all A's with a few B's here and there.</p>

<p>Ok now into my horrible HS stats: my gpa out of HS was 2.25 and my sat score is 990. </p>

<p>So what do you think? Will my college gpa cover my sat? </p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Transfers generally don't need to submitbSAT scores.</p>

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<p>But it says in the admissions website that lower-level transfers with under 60 credit are required to submit sat scores plus HS transcript. </p>

<p>It's really weird :S because like after a one full semester at USF I'll be considered as a junior.</p>

<p>Getting into USF as a lower division undergraduate transfer with your high school GPA and SAT score is probably unlikely. Another path for you to consider for gaining admission to USF is to transfer first to Tampa's Hillsborough Coomunity College, completing your AA degree, and then applying to USF as a transfer. AA graduates of HCC are now guaranteed admission to USF per a recent agreement between the schools. Call both USF and HCC admission offices for information about new policy.</p>

<p>USF</a>, local community colleges announce partnership - St. Petersburg Times</p>

<p>What about USF - ST.Pete do you guys think I'll have a good chance their?</p>

<p>Based on your replies I'm considering taking the ACT; I heard it's much easier than the SAT.</p>

<p>I think that as a transfer, they will look more closely at your college grades and your current performance at the community college. Not saying they won't consider your test scores AT ALL, but they may not matter as much as an incoming freshman would need them to.</p>

<p>As far as taking the SAT and ACT again, I would go for it. If you improve (which you most likely will), it will be a more current and accurate representation to the college of what you can do. As far as the tests and which one to take, it really depends on what your strengths are and what type of test taker you are. </p>

<p>The main differences that I have found between the SAT and the ACT are that:</p>

<p>1) The ACT is 5 big sections; the SAT is 10 sections that start longer, and get shorter and interchange as you progress.</p>

<p>2) The ACT is composed of English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing (if you choose to take it, which I would take cause some colleges require it). The SAT is Critical Reading, Writing, and Math.</p>

<p>3) The SAT deducts 1/4 of a point for any incorrect answers that you may have, whereas the ACT does not. This can really hurt you if your school system has brought you up through telling you to "take a guess" and "leave no answers black", which mine has.</p>

<p>Overall, I prefer the ACT because when I'm in a certain frame of mind (for example, if I'm thinking analytically in the math sections), I prefer to continue such until my task is complete. I have a longer attention span, and the jumping back and forth from math to writing to reading in the SAT throws me off.</p>

<p>Also, the ACT doesn't discourage guesses :)</p>

<p>For lower division transfers with 30-60 transferable credits, USF will factor in high school GPA for admission decision. A 2.25 high school GPA isn't going to help. USF puts more weight on grades and course rigor than test scores. Freshmen applicants with 2.25 GPAs are denied even with highest SAT and Act scores. I know you are a college transfer, but USF will still use freshman entrance criteria in making their decision for lower division applicants. The higher GPA for college work is great, but I don't think it will wipeout now the high school 2.25 GPA; after you earn 60 credit hours it will. Send your application in to see what happens. Good Luck!</p>

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<p>Thank you all for your informative replies I really appreciate the help guys.</p>

<p>Regarding completing my A.S. degree; I really want to I know its a great way to avoid the other admission requirements, but I can't for scholarships considerations, back in my home country they want me to transfer to a four-year school and complete 15 credits to get a full scholarship they won't accept any A.S. holders unfortunately.</p>

<p>My roommate got in with that. And a lower gpa. If you applied early, you'll most likely get in.</p>

<p>How is it even possible to get 990 on the SAT?</p>

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<p>The 990 SAT score I am assuming is just for the 2 parts verbal and math. 500 is an average score nationwide for general test takers for each section of SAT, so a 990 would be about an average score for the 2 parts; about half of all the test takers got less than a 990, and half did better than 990.</p>