There have been a lot of discussion about sat 2’s and how much weight they carry. One of my friends just learned he has been admitted to UVa, he has also not taken any SAT 2’s yet, and will take them in Decemeber. Since his stats were about average I would conclude that since UVa is a top univesity, Sat 2’s don’t mean much and if they do it must only be for the very borderline applicants, any other opinions?
<p>I really hope you are right, because I totally screwed my Writing score.
I had a friend (international applicant) who had like 1270 on SAT and excellent SAT IIs - 3 Subjects above 700 and got rejected from many colleges.</p>
<p>It's more of placement if ANYTHING, anyone know exactly how this works at UVa.</p>
<p>total bs pardon my french
have you not heard of the Academic Index? yes properly dubbed the A.I.
its a very simple formula that takes your school related activities including grades,gpa, rank etc. all factored into one number, your sat average scores factored into one number, and your satII's scores factored into one number. But only the elite schools use this formula typically teh schools that require 3 satII"s. Actually you are correct in assuming that sat ii's do not account for much in the app process. But that is true only for schools that do not require nor strongly recommend 3 satiis.</p>
Since his stats were about average I would conclude that since UVa is a top univesity, Sat 2's don't mean much and if they do it must only be for the very borderline applicants, any other opinions?
<p>What a conclusion...</p>
<p>deferred, the A.I. is not used anymore.</p>
<p>LOL keep telling yourself that SAT IIs don't mean anything.</p>
<p>They mean a lot for schools that REQUIRE them and STRONGLY RECOMMEND them. In fact, SAT II's mean more that SAT I for the majority of schools in California.</p>
<p>For my own selfish reasons, I will ask the following.</p>
<p>My Sat score was about 800 math, 750 verbal. I am extremely pleased with the scores and percentiles.</p>
<p>For my SAT IIs, however, I recieved a 760 US History, 750 Math IC, 720 Literature, 710 Writing. Will this significantly hurt my chances at some of the top schools in the nations because I wasn't in the 770+ range (considered near enough for an 800, can't really help any more) for any and only in the 750+ (1500 SAT I score) range for two out of four. </p>
<p>I know that it won't hurt and probably help, but will it diminish the advantage I picked up with a 1560 SAT I. </p>
<p>P.S. Western Public school, so doesn't have the acedemic classes that many private schools have. SAT I shows potential, SAT II shows the use of limited recourses and what is extremely high incomparison.</p>
<p>benz, they've stopped using the AI? When did this happen and (well, I can probably figure this out on my own) why?</p>