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<p>This person got a 1300 on his SAT the first time he took it.</p>

<p>Second time he took it he got a 1460.</p>

<p>First semester of college he got a 3.8
Second semester of college he got a 4.0
Third semester of college he got a 4.0
Fourth semester of college he got a 4.0</p>

<p>Is all this a joke? or is this guy just bad at tests or does he at least do something right that the SAT, for instance, did not illustrate?</p>

<p>SATs aren't indicative of collegiate success for some people. I did horrible on the test, but I have a 3.99 gpa. I know someone who did pretty good on the test, but still has a 2.8 gpa.</p>

<p>3.99? lmao?</p>

<p>so you have an A- on your transcript or what?</p>

<p>is that 1460 on the 2400 scale? Wow that's really sad. Seriously, my reading is below average and my reading scores sucked. Is he a part time student or something? A score like that says something about your reading, writing and math skills. So unless he took super easy courses, or took his SATs on 2 hours of sleep, I don't think this is possible.</p>

<p>SAT's just measure how well you take...the SAT. Nothing else. All you need to know for doing well on the SAT are the tricks and an SAT prep book.</p>

<p>^ exactly. I know a girl who's family spent thousands (literally) of dollars prepping her for the sat.
Well, in essence she bought her score: a 21-- (can't remember). In high school, she had a subpar gpa. In college? Did so poorly that she lost her scholarship and essentially failed out.</p>

<p>NastyPolitician- is that a 1460/1600 or 1460/2400? Makes a world of a difference.</p>

<p>The SAT is the WORST indicator of college performance. My story is the opposite of your friend's:</p>

<p>I took the SAT once (with no prep or classes) and got a 2380, 2 questions from a perfect score. My grades were pretty average in HS btw, I was never smart, I just did well on 1 test.</p>

<p>In college my GPA is terrible, I'm on Academic Probation, I lost my scholarship, my entire Sophomore year was one long fail. It's partly because I have no work ethic, fail to do work or try to start at the last minute and fail to finish, and also because I'm naturally stupid so even if I try I'm mediocre. Probably I'll end up dropping out of college because I'm only here to please everyone and I really really don't want to go back :/</p>

<p>^ 1460/2400</p>

<p>I've noticed that VERY VERY hard working people (including myself) will often get high GPA's/ranks in HS, but may or may not be well on the SAT. My scores were actually lower than the average of the students at my current school. My friend was in the same situation (rejected at another peer institution), however, she out worked many of her peers, and her work ethic is amazing. She was invited to join an honor society for the top 8th of her Jr class in her major. </p>

<p>@ Nasty, I can understand/see how your friend could turn out like this! SAT is a one time/one day test. Semester GPA's is the culmination of ~15 weeks of hard work and study. Personally, I think that hard work and effort over a time frame is more indicative of success, than some standardized test. Like my friend (got a 2300, started out at 2100+ prac. test), he flat out said that there aren't many real world applications where filling bubbles would be crucial to your success! This was after I was complaining to him how I was dead awful at the SAT's, and felt that the test didn't really capture my intellectual potential.</p>

<p>SAT just doesn't matter a damn outside of HS</p>

<p>"The SAT is the WORST indicator of college performance."</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure I could come up with some worse indicators of college performance... Like hair color and placement alphabetically of last names.</p>

<p>Going into college, my ACT scores were about 20th percentile for admitted students, and my GPA is currently about 80th percentile...</p>

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<p>Why do you think they're not hand in hand or in accordance with one another? I mean, I really agree with what BrandoIsCool said. What is your take on this?</p>

<p>Would you agree with Brando's statements?</p>

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is that 1460 on the 2400 scale? Wow that's really sad. Seriously, my reading is below average and my reading scores sucked. Is he a part time student or something? A score like that says something about your reading, writing and math skills. So unless he took super easy courses, or took his SATs on 2 hours of sleep, I don't think this is possible.

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<p>It's sad... at that time it was.. but I think his college progress and accomplishments so far supersede his performance on the SAT. He's a full time student and devotes a lot of time to his school. All I know is that he didn't study for the SAT. </p>

<p>Judging from his case, I don't think it is fair to say that his reading, writing, math skills are horrible; I mean, if there was a clear deficiency, wouldn't he have some trouble?</p>

<p>He doesn't take easy courses. I can vouch for that. He's on pace to graduate in 4 years and is a finance major from what I recall. He's been doing a lot of business courses and the prerequisites for that major. Unless a finance major is an easy major for your standards, I can't explain the discrepancy to you.</p>

<p>I just think he has a difficult time with those type of tests. He told me that he always had to bubble in at the last second as he never had enough time to finish everything.</p>

<p>Really, it's kinda easy to do bad on the SAT if you aren't sure how it's to be take, like how you shouldn't guess or the time management. The math isn't even hard but if you've been studying calculus for a year and then look at SAT question your brain can fart at how easy the questions seem (my mind was like "I bet these are trick questions"). Also the vocabulary is just random words you have to study most of the time.</p>

<p>SATs are just another test. Getting a good SAT score prove exactly one thing... that you're good at taking the SAT.</p>

<p>SAT scores predict household income. It has nothing to do with measuring preparedness for college but instead one's ability to pay for it.</p>

<p>"Why do you think they're not hand in hand or in accordance with one another? I mean, I really agree with what BrandoIsCool said. What is your take on this?</p>

<p>Would you agree with Brando's statements?"</p>

<p>Honestly, I think it's a case of high math scores, low reading/English scores, and am in Engineering school. </p>

<p>Honestly, I bet if I were to take the ACT again now, I could do better. In addition, there are a lot of intellectual factors that the SAT/ACT don't take into account, which they can't account for in just one test. That's why there's all different tests like the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc. And then as well, probably a fair bit of what Brando said.</p>

<p>Doing poorly on the SAT could keep you from a higher-tiered college, which could possibly mean that classes are easier at the easier school. Yes, a 3.9 GPA is wonderful, but it also has to be taken in context.</p>

<p>I made a 2020 on the sat, so obviously i'm overqualified for college and reading and doing homework would be a waste of my time and fiddling around on the internet for most of my day is more of my style. But, for some strange reason, none of my profs realize my genius and have proceeded to give me a 2.35 gpa</p>

<p>Wow, that is a weak GPA. How is your memorizational ability?</p>