My Experience: Here's Why A 1480 SAT Didn't Help My Admissions Odds


This is the first article in College Confidential's new feature where we share the admissions journey from the student's perspective. If you'd like to share your SAT, ACT or admissions experience, let us know! Contact information is at the bottom of this article.

Everyone has ups and downs in their college admissions process, but I am sharing my story because I think it had more "downs" than the standard and I want to pass along what I could have done differently. Hopefully it can help guide some students who are just starting out or have some confusion about how the process should work. As an introduction to my situation, I am currently finishing my senior year of high school, and I've already gotten decisions from most of the six colleges where I applied.

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