My Chances??

<li><p>Weighted GPA: 4.6 (I’m in all IB classes)</p></li>
<li><p>ACT: 22
SAT: 1500</p></li>

<p>SAT out of 2400 or 1600?</p>

<p>ACT is low. What is ur unweighted GPA?</p>

<p>SAT is out of 2400. I know both scores are really low, so that's why I am taking the ACT'S one more time, and the SAT's two more times. My unweighted GPA is a 3.9 (weighted is a 4.6-rounded: 4.7). Does it help that I'm a full IB candidate? Would that give me an extra boost?</p>

<p>Sorry, but you have no chance with those test scores. Are you a 300lb linebacker or 7 ft tall basketball player? If so, you have a good shot, if not you should think about retaking your SATs and try to bump them up at least 400 points.</p>

<p>IB definitely helps, but those two test scores are really low. You would need to increase that SAT by at least 350, but more like 500, and ACT to/above a 28.</p>

<p>Your GPA is certainly good. What about EC's? The more the better, and if your an officer (like President), that's also a plus. Again, (and I know I say this ALL the time) if you have a unique and/or personal story that truly seperates you from other students, that is a major boost.</p>

<p>Yup, well I will definitely be taking those tests over again. I've already registered for them. :) Thanks for the help you guys.</p>

<p>SAT's aren't that big of a factor in admissions. I know plenty of people with around 1700's.</p>

<p>1700, I havent heard of anyone with that low of test score. If non-engineering I'd say you would need at least 1900, or the maybe the equivalent to 1300/1600. If engineering, I'd say over 2000. Im not an admissions expert or anything but this is just my opinion.</p>

<p>I'm sure it depends on other factors; if your essays are amazing, you can probably get by with SAT scores in 1700-1800.</p>

<p>I know plenty of people who got in with scores in the 1700 range. Heck, I know someone who got in with a 1650. Just try your best and write excellent essays.</p>

<p>You guys are nuts. The old middle 50th was around 1350, I believe, and that translates to a new 50th of around 2000. So for every person that got in with a 1650, that means someone else scored a 2400. I wouldn't feel comfortable with anything less than 1900 if I were you.</p>

<p>Well I'm not even going to use my SAT score, only my ACT'S. I took it once (the ACT's), and got a really bad score on it. So that's why I've signed up to take it two more times. This time I am actually going to STUDY! </p>

<p>Thank you for all of the advice!</p>

<p>Won't UCs see your SAT score as you have to submit two SAT 2 scores?</p>

Won't UCs see your SAT score as you have to submit two SAT 2 scores?


<p>Yea, but i'm pretty sure you can choose for them to not use your SAT in considering your application.</p>

<p>Baby blue: I was a full IB candidate also with a 4.8 GPA, big deal. It's your UC GPA that counts. My UC GPA for 10, 11 grade was 4.32, average for a Cal admit.
Your test scores of 1500 and 22 will not get you into Berkeley or any other top school. I don't think you will qualify for a mid-tier UC; I know kids that were rejected to UCI with a 1500 SAT! So, in my opinion you should not be on CC and should be studying your a*s off to raise those test scores to an acceptable level to get yourself into a college. I struggled with SAT's also, I was in a prep repeater class and know how difficult it can be to raise your score by 200 points. In my opinion, you need to raise it by a minimum of 400-500 points to be considered at Cal. I know kids here that got in with l700-1800 SAT's but each one of them have so mething else on their application to offer to Cal that got them in.
I don't mean to sound harsh or rude, but you are just a couple of months from clicking the send button on apps.</p>

<p>FresnoMom: The admissions office told me last year they don't see the SAT score unless it is on your App. They don't verify until after acceptances are out... the scores sent in by College Board aren't connected to your application until after March 30. I did not submit a SAT I, only ACT scores and SAT II's. My SAT's were disgusting!</p>

<p>I agree with CA2006. The first time I took the SATs I got an 1810. After studying and taking practice tests. I ended up getting a 2250. 800 math, 740 verbal, 710 writing. Thats an increase of 440 points, so its entirely possible for you to get up to a 1900. However, that still is relatively low for Cal, although a score like that wont keep get you rejected. If you can manage a 4.6 GPA, you should be able to get more than a 1500 on the SAT.</p>

If you can manage a 4.6 GPA, you should be able to get more than a 1500 on the SAT.


<p>Yah, I know what you mean. I was totally unprepared though. I didn't pace myself, so I ran out of time on (about) four sections. I also didn't even touch a single practice book or study at all. Yes, I know it's my fault, but I was too busy with IB exams (I took SL Bio and SL Methods, so that's where my main focus was at that time). However, like I have mentioned many times before, I am using my ACT score, not my SAT. I still need to take two more, and I already took one this past Saturday. This time I did study though, so I will definitely get higher than a 22. Also, I thought it was much easier than the last time I took it.</p>

<p>To CA2006:</p>

<p>My weighted GPA for 10th and 11th is 4.6. My college counselor told me that I have a very high GPA, but I just need to improve my test score for either the SAT or ACT. Also, I still have the personal statement, not to mention my list of EC's. Everything is great, but those darn test scores. :( You know those tests don't really show how smart you are lol.... hmmm...</p>

<p>Lol, aim for 2000. But don't worry you could get in with 1800. I would tell my friends to take screenshots, but no one cares about that anymore. Trust me, you can get in with 1700-1800 with stats like yours.</p>

<p>Nevertheless, those test scores are still weighted fairly heavily. The only thing that has more consideration than test scores is GPA.</p>