What to do with these Scores?

<p>So I got my SAT 2 scores today and now have an almost complete picture of my standardized test scores.</p>

<p>SAT I: 800 (W) 770 (CR) 700 (M) Total: 2270</p>

<p>SAT 2: 800 (USH) 760 (Math IIC) 730 (Bio M)</p>

<p>Now my top choices are Wharton, Yale, and Cornell. So keeping in mind the caliber of school, will this suffice. Here are my questions:</p>

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<li>Is the Bio Score good enough to submit to these colleges or does it need to be above 750?</li>
<li>Is only submitting 2 subject tests significantly weaker than submitting 3?</li>
<li>I will most likely be retaking the SAT I and SAT II Math IIC, but I am applying early to Wharton, so, which should I take in october and which one in november, basically which test should I rush deliver the SAT I or the SAT II.</li>
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<p>Those are good scores, and since you're not majoring at all in Bio, if you're going to Wharton, I would say you could submit that score. If you really want to retake something in October, I would do Math, since its probably only subject that you will continue to study next year, so you wouldn't have to review as much information over the summer. Plus Wharton's probably going to be more focused on your math score, and many accepted kids get 800's on Math II. That being said your scores are great.</p>

<p>If I do take the SAT I in october then rush my SAT II scores from november, admissions officers will consider my new SAT II scores correct?</p>

<p>Most of the schools you are applying to would take the highest scores.</p>

<p>I am applying early to Penn and am worried about them receiving my rushed scores and considering them while making their decision.</p>

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<li>Your Bio score is fine.</li>
<li>Y & C do not accept Score Choice; I don't know about Penn.</li>
<li>Before you take retake any more tests, consider this:</li>
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<p>Yale</a> Daily News - No choice on scores</p>

<p>well i am fine with sending all my scores as I haven't excessively tested, just the SAT twice and subject tests twice, not a big deal I think. But I am still unsure about my Bio score and about the situation with rushing my scores after taking the november test, does anyone have any experience with that.</p>

<p>I don't know about rushing scores, but if I were you I would retake the SAT in October. Right now you have a 1470 (math and critical reading combined), and I would try to make it at least to a 1500. All those schools only require 2 SAT subject tests, and in the end if you don't feel comfortable sending bio, then you don't have to send it. I was in a similar situation this past year. I first retook the SAT in October, and then I retook a few SAT IIs. The SAT is the most important of all in my opinion, a high score in the 1500s will catch their eye. Your SAT IIs are already impressive. I had a 730 SAT II score and sent it to all my schools; I got into a couple ivies and waitlisted at the rest. But each situation is different. Make the choice that you feel is best for you.</p>

<p>So overall I would - retake SAT in October to aim for 2300+ and take the SAT IIs in November (bio and Math IIc IF you want, personally your math score seems fine but it's your call) and look into rushing your scores which I'm sure you can do.</p>

<p>good luck!!</p>

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well i am fine with sending all my scores as I haven't excessively tested, just the SAT twice and subject tests twice, not a big deal I think.

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<p>It's not just the number of times you retake, it's also the scores that prompted a retake. I would argue that when planning to apply to selective schools, retaking a 730 is comes across differently than retaking a 630.</p>

<p>I see your point Entomom but I think in the grand scheme of things the higher second score will outweigh the possible stigma that "oh he retook a 730, he has no life outside academics".
Yeah it seems more and more likely that taking the reasoning test in October is the way to go. Its just that I have heard for Wharton, an 800 in Math IIC is kind of a given.</p>

<p>I don't think retaking is a choice here if he wants a shot at Wharton, a 700 mathl would make it HIGHLY unlikely.</p>

<p>Can you clarify Redroses, are you saying that I need to retake the normal SAT because a 700 Math score is too low?</p>

<p>Yes.......</p>

<p>Do you have any experience with Wharton like know people who were rejected with similar scores, I know my math score is low but I wasn't that worried about it. Hopefully I can get it up 50 points or so.</p>

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<p>You can see results there, but honestly, it would be a waste of your time. Those applicants all have different situations and just because your stats match up doesn't mean you'll have a similar result. I think 700 math is significantly below the median for accepted wharton students, but there are no official figures, and a 700 math isn't an auto reject. It's lower than the average though, and that's never good for unhooked applicants.</p>

<p>Yes, I had many students apply to Wharton over the years. A 700M is not competitive there. 800s are a dime a dozen in that population. The program is extremely math intensensive for an undergrad B school.</p>