Sent bad sat IIs.... am I screwed?

<p>PLEASE ANSWER!!!! I've been on the midst of a mental breakdown all day!!!</p>

<p>So exactly one month ago I met with my college counselor who told me to send ALL of my SAT scores and to not use score choice (I had planned on sending all my SATs but none of my subject tests because I did NOT do well--540 world history 10th grade................., math 2: 610, chem: 630, us history: 660 in 11th grade). I listened to her and sent ALL of my scores--including those bad SAT IIs! </p>

<p>But today people at my school were telling me that those scores will get me rejected from Vanderbilt ED I.</p>

<p>I know their website says that they aren't required and will only be considered if sent but does that mean they will use them as a means of reasoning that I should be rejected? </p>

<p>It's not like I'm a bad student--straight As all of high school, and have only taken honors courses and AP courses (11 APs by the end of this year).</p>

<p>My brother, who is currently a student at Vandy, said it's a policy that they can't care how I did on my subject tests because their policy is that they're only considered for placement or to positively reflect upon you if you did really well. I'm not sure, however, that I believe him.</p>

<p>So am I screwed? What do I do? I sent those scores 1 month ago, so it's too late to cancel them via collegeboard.</p>

<p>I don’t think you’re screwed. </p>

<p>My son had a similar experience. He took the SAT for the first time in the fall of junior year and signed up to have the scores automatically sent to several schools including Vanderbilt. I can’t remember the exact scores but I do remember that they weren’t good. By the fall of his senior year he decided to just send his ACT scores with his application and completely forgot that he had sent those junior year SAT scores. He ended up being admitted ED1 to the class of 2017. Once he got his Vanderbilt online student account he saw those junior year scores in his academic information section and said he was glad that he had forgotten sending them.</p>

<p>They say that the admissions process is wholistic and I believe that’s true.</p>

<p>Try to forget about those scores and concentrate on the good…Best of luck!</p>

<p>@Momthreeboys But wouldn’t it be different for me because I’m worried about subject tests, NOT the SAT/ACT? I know that with those, they will only look at the highest scores, but not so much for the subject tests…</p>

<p>I appreciate your response!</p>

<p>SAT subject tests are not even required to apply to Vanderbilt so I certainly don’t think that they will hold those scores against you. It doesn’t seem fair to judge one applicant on SAT subject tests scores and another without them. </p>

<p>IMHO I don’t think you need to worry about them.</p>

<p>@Momthreeboys You make a valid point! Thanks so much for responding.</p>

<p>Anyone else have stories of accidentally submitting bad scores and still getting in?</p>

<p>saratoga37, of course you did as advised by your guidance counselor. Rest easy. Breathe. Your chances at Vandy are always slim these days. It is so much chancier for everyone due to the onslaught of applicants, partly due to Vandy’s no loans policy. Whatever you do for yourself, have other plans than Vanderbilt. It is a great place but America is rich in great colleges. Sibling admissions are always hard to predict…we hear of admitted sibs and not admitted sibs. Let chance and fate take part of the pressure off of you now. Focus on what you have control over and keep an open heart.
Veracity is the most attractive quality in an application in my opinion. So your application is a very truthful and open one. Go with it.</p>

<p>@Faline2 I do have back up plans in case I don’t get in ED, but the thing is that I REALLY want to go there. I’ve visited and done research on many schools; none compare to it for me. I just want to ensure that those scores won’t stand in my way.</p>

<p>Thank you!!</p>