Will colleges look at a good ACT score, and ignore the bad SAT score?

<p>So, I've only taken the SAT I one time. I live in the South, and basically here there is little prepping or attention put on the SAT--just the ACT. </p>

<p>I got an 1860 on the SAT I (ouch). </p>

<p>I took the ACT, and got a 32. I'm applying to UCLA, Amherst, Pomona, Brown, NYU, and Cornell. I'm pretty well off in terms of EC, grades (valedictorian), clubs, etc (link to my chances thread here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/&lt;/a>
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<p>I sent in my SAT I score before I got my good ACT score back...Will colleges see my ACT score and be like, "Oh yay, this is cool", or will they be like, "Okay, this ACT score is goo--SAT, WHAT IS THIS?! throw in garbage plz"</p>

<p>Colleges look at the higher score, which would be the ACT score.</p>

<p>UCLA also looks at subject test scores.</p>

<p>Thank you</p>

<p>Yes, I have subject tests scores...I got a 700 in Literature, and a 650 in U.S. History. I'm taking U.S. History over</p>

<p>My son has the same dilemma--great ACT /33 but has only taken the SAT once in 9th grade...am wondering if he should focus on the SAT more before he graduates in 2011---and does class rank (#1 of 250) valedictorian, extensive community service hours, and leadership roles within school clubs help at all?</p>

<p>Schools will take the higher score. Class rank is usually the most important factor in admission, and ECs are considered in LACs and top rank universities (Ivies).</p>

<p>Just don't send your SAT I! You don't have to.</p>