Should I cancel my SAT II score?

<p>Coming into today, I have a full set of SAT II scores. 800 Writing, 800 American History and 650 Spanish. I wanted to take a third test to substitute for my relatively poorer score on Spanish. So, I took the Literature test today, but I'm afraid I made mistake after mistake this week and didn't take this test seriously at all.</p>

<p>I spaced out during it, and as we all know time budgeting is extremely tight and important on the Lit test. I ended up with 14 blank out of 61. The Kaplan book curves have that as a 720/730 on all ten tests. I came into the test thinking that I'd take anything above a 700, since I don't think that it will raise no alarms beside my other scores. So, do I trust that I got the questions that I filled in correct, or do I realize that that's very unlikely and cancel?</p>

<p>Only Dartmouth, Swarthmore and Washington & Lee will be receiving my SAT II scores on applications. Do you think any of those schools are so number-driven that a 1580, 800/800/680-720 will be cause for concern?</p>

<p>Dear Willy,</p>

<p>Don't know about Dartmouth, but Washington & Lee and Swat will not decide your admissions negatively based on the one Spanish score, or on any single score. They look at the whole human being more than many schools. You are golden, seems to me! I am assuming you have already had the other scores sent to the schools mentioned, so you could stick with just the first three if you are really concerned about the Lit.</p>

<p>i would cancel - a 650 spanish is respectible for a non-native speaker, whereas a 550- on lit would be disastrous.</p>

<p>Well, I've actually regained some confidence since this morning, and I think my Lit score will be 650 at the least.</p>

<p>I think that there's not enough time to worry about this; there are other things to do to prepare for applying, and I think I'll take my chances with the Lit score and see what happens.</p>

<p>Willy, my son just got back from the Lit test, says he will be happy with a 650, and on top of all the difficulty of the test, he got unfocused and put the first third of his answers in the wrong place . . . said he had to move them, which took an extra minute and a half! Yie! But no more testing! Sounds to me like you have come up with a good plan for you.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot momofthree, you've made my day easier!</p>

<p>I thought about it, and if a third SAT II score tips the scales in the wrong way, I probably a.) wouldn't have gotten in anyway b.) would have been in a class created by numbers, which isn't appealing.</p>