SAT Blues...

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I really need help here because these SATs are kinda (as I would imagine for many) messing up my chances. I am looking at Ivys and everything else is pretty good except my SATs. (See my thread in "what are my chances?")</p>

<p>Taken twice, so far:

<p>Second time- not gotten results back yet, maybe a 1310 or something...</p>

600 Literature
690 Math IC
730 Writing</p>

<p>I know, I know, weak. BUT I am retaking the IIs this November!! And I will pick out two that I know I can get a 700+ on, so maybe the IIs could look like this:</p>

<p>730 Writing
720 Math IC OR IIC (haven't decided yet- which should I do? I am in BC calculus with a 106% average so far, but didn't do to well on a practice test!)
750 ? (not sure yet)</p>

<p>So there I think I'm ok, but not on the SAT Is. I will retake them in December, and January if needed. I really know I can get an 800 on math and hopefully 700 on verbal, I just run out of time on math and don't know enough vocab!</p>

<p>Please... help me... is there hope yet? I just need reassurance, which will make studying for them more 'happy'... I want to know that there's still hope for Princeton here!</p>


<p>Not to be discouraging, but have you tried the ACT?</p>

<p>No, do you think that would help?</p>

<p>Considering you're applying to the Ivies, you should definitely check out an ACT prep book and see how you would do. If you are able to do a practice ACT and score 30 or above, that would be statistically higher than your 1300 SAT. And, if you do well on the ACT (30+), you won't have to report your SAT IIs either!</p>

<p>Some of my friends with 1350s and below after multiple attempts decided to take the ACT and it worked out favorably for some of them.</p>