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Good GPA, Low SAT

seaturtle1126seaturtle1126 15 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
I'm a senior in high school and I'm about to take my 3rd SAT in October. With a super score I have a 1320, which is not the best score, however my GPA is a 96.48/100. I'm planning on applying ED to Vassar and I'm scared I won't get in because I have a lower SAT score. I'm also planning on retaking my ACT which I got a 27 on in October, but I'm scared that if I don't do well on either of these tests, that my chances on getting in to Vassar are going to be very low. What should I do?
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  • happy1happy1 22407 replies2183 discussionsForum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,590 Forum Champion
    edited September 2018
    If your standardized test results don't match your academic performance, you may want to look into some test optional colleges. Here is a list sorted by state. Many exceptional colleges are now test optional. https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state
    edited September 2018
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  • nervous4c0llegenervous4c0llege 32 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    what stats did you end up applying to Vassar with?
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  • seaturtle1126seaturtle1126 15 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    I actually ended up getting into Vassar ED I! So I hope I can help!
    GPA: 96.7/100 UW
    ACT: 31
    SAT: 1340
    APs: World (3), Psych (5), US (4), Lang (4). This year I'm taking lit, chem, stat, micro, and macro,
    For Vassar, they really focus on ECs and your essays, and those were definitely my main strong points in my application
    ECs: MUN (pres), MUN Jr (I started a mun program in the middle school), Mock trial (Pres 11th and 12th), Volunteered at my local public library, French tutor, Varsity XC and track, Student Gov (sec.) and Class officers (sec.)
    My letters of rec were also really good
    I hope I helped!
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