Taking SAT 3x

<p>I'm sure there are different threads on this from the past, but it kind of depends on what schools one's looking into. So, take this into consideration:</p>

<p>I'm interested in:</p>

Carnegie Mellon
UC Berkeley, SD, LA
[ofcourse, I have a few UC safeties]</p>

<p>So... right now I only have a 2110. It's like 700's across the board. Should I re-take the test if I can get a 100 point boost? [like get a 2200...] I want to ED either Cornell CALS or Northwestern CAS... </p>

<p>Please reply! Thanks.</p>

<p>Those are about the same schools I'm looking at. How many times have you taken the SAT? My score right now is only a 2090, so don't fret too much. I'm retaking, I got owned in CR.</p>

<p>Looks to me you have no choice but to retake </p>

<p>You can get into all of the UC's with that SAT, but the other schools are a different story</p>

<p>I've seen people with my score get in, so I guess it's not impossible. Glock, it seems as if you think I wouldn't have a chance if I didn't retake that? </p>

<p>Does it look bad to take it three times...</p>

<p>I think 3 is the max</p>

<p>What happens after 3?</p>

<p>AE, it's just that three times is considered adequate to achieve one's maximum. Otherwise, people would just take it continually until the committee would end up seeing a 2400.</p>

<p>However, if one attends a school where there are automatic SAT scholarships, one can theoretically re-take the test to raise the scholarship. One school I'm applying to actually recommended this- the man I interviewed with said if I decided to attend, I might as well take it a few more times, until the superscore gives me more scholarship money.</p>

<p>So, what if somebody takes it for, say, a fourth time and SUBSTANTIALLY increases his or her score. Will that look bad?</p>

<p>I know it's not impossible; depends on how strong your GPA, EC, etc. are
If it were me, I'd retake and shoot for a score above the college's average</p>

<p>My gpa is a 3.9 uw. Around a 4.54 weighted by the time I graduate. Taking out the religion requirement my school has [which is taken out of 4.0 scale], it's easily a 4.6-7 with all the honors and AP courses taken into account. </p>

<p>My EC's are well-focused. You can look at my chances thread for specifics. Hypothetically, if I was to get a 2250, would I be in much better shape? Is a 2200 too low because it's probably what I'll get by the time I take it again...</p>