Re-taking the SAT for a transfer?


<p>I'm an incoming freshman at a T25 LAC and am looking to transfer after my first year. Given that I will be transferring relatively quickly, I assume that my SAT score will play a relatively important part of my application. Is it common for transfer students already in college to re-take the SAT/ACT in order to boost their score? My score from over a year ago is 2200 (720 M, 680 CR, 800 W) but I've been approaching 2400 as a tutor recently and think that it can be done with enough preparation. </p>

<p>What do you guys think?</p>

<p>Thank you in advance for your responses!</p>

<p>Well, that would depend where you want to transfer to first. </p>

<p>SAT’s play a role as well as your high school grades to determine a sophomore transfer admission. You do understand your chances are way lower than junior transfers, right? For most universities, unless you’re looking to get into another private university, your SAT score will not matter as a junior transfer. A 3.6 GPA from HS will hurt you if you want to go to an Ivy league college after one year. Your SAT’s are already great. But I’m guessing if you aren’t a standout student then the higher you score the better. </p>

<p>My advice is to look at junior transfer admissions a little more to where you want to go.</p>

<p>Would you say that the liability of my high school GPA is too much for me to overcome after one year? To be honest, I’d prefer to leave my current school as soon as possible, so that’s why I’ve had my sights set on a sophomore year transfer.</p>

<p>The bread and butter of my application are going to be my essays and EC’s, the latter of which have improved substantially over the past few months. I’m certain of this and plan on riding them accordingly throughout my application; the SAT would theoretically serve as something good enough to help me glide over my weak (3.64) HS GPA. I’ll also be striving to get as close to a 4.2 as possible my freshman year, so hopefully that can help me a bit as well.</p>

<p>If it helps at all for me to be more specific about the schools that I’m considering, they’re Cornell ILR, UPenn A&S, Georgetown, Duke, and Emory. </p>

<p>Also, feel free to PM me if you think it’s more appropriate.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>