I applied test optional to Penn this year, and to my surprise I was admitted. I was planning on taking the SAT 3-4 times (March, April, May or June, and October). Two of which were SAT school days and two on Saturdays. I studied intensely for the one in March (got canceled), and then I started getting lazy for the ones in June and October because the SAT kept getting canceled.
Because of the COVID pandemic, I was only able to take the one in October. The score I got was not good (1250-1300). btw, I crammed for the one in October (1-week of cramming).
Have you seen anyone get into Penn with a low sat score? If so, what was their score?
All the people who have gotten admitted to Penn with test scores have 1450-1600 on their SAT. I’m nowhere near these scores. I’m scared that I’m not good enough or that I will struggle more than them (people say that college is based on how you do on standardized tests). However, I come from a poor community and I was not exposed to testing materials/tutors, (perhaps this has something to do with my score?).
I’ve been taking SAT practice tests to see if I can improve my score and make me feel better. The highest score I’ve scored was a 1370 SS (super scored).
I’m feeling imposter syndrome right now. Please help!!