who is more likely to get accepted into a college?
I’m curious to know this. Who is more likely to get accepted into a UC someone with a gpa of 4.25 but scored I don’t know somewhere around 1700 or slightly lowered on the sat or someone who has a 3.0 gpa but was points away from getting a perfect score on the sat.
Some people say that the SAT only plays a small amount of role, but I don’t think so. So, just wondering.
Thank you for you time!!
I went to a school (Sarah Lawrence) that took personal statements and essays into account MUCH more than SAT or GPA, because they don’t have tests or grades.
Also with most colleges there are a lot of other factors taken into account besides SAT, GPA, and essays. Extracurricular activities for example. Say one of these two people was the president of 4 clubs, did community service every day after school, and was the captain of the football team. And say the other was only in one club. The person with more activities would have a much better chance of getting in.
The point of GPA and SAT is to see how local scoring corresponds to global scoring. So, if in a school that isn’t soo great it’s easier to get A’s, SATs indicate that. This is why advanced-placament courses and tests exist: to provide another way to gauge how well local well-ness corresponds to global well-ness.
Also, what makes up those GPA’s plays an important role. For example, great scores in the beginning of high school and waning ones at the end don’t paint a terribly great picture. However, if the 3.0 GPA represents someone with plenty C’s freshman year and mostly A’s and no scores lower than B senior year, it would raise more interest. Your entire academic career seems like it’s minimized into simple decimals, but it isn’t!
Please understand that the SAT is a test that, ultimately, scores the test-taking skill of the student. Life, in general, is far from SAT-type multiple choice, and the college admissions people take that into account as well.
It all depends on the type of college a person wants to apply to, an ivy league school, wherever. Rememcer, all colleges set their own standards and expectations from students. You can visit: www.collegeboard.com for more info.
The SAT is only 1 part of the big package. And generally, you don’t find someone with a 3.0 average to perform almost perfect on the SAT. The people who perform that well have way higher of GPA’s the vast majority of the time.
on the other hand, having a 3.0 gpa isnt bad but not too good.. yet being so close to a 2400 sometimes may become a bit suspicious, like cheating on SAT for example. or just being lazy in school.
soo working hard witha 4.25 is better
hope this helps ! 🙂
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