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Will Perfect Verbal Score Make Up for Lower Math SAT?

Question: I am in 10th grade and have a question about my SAT's. Will a very high verbal score (800) overshadow a lowish math score (620)?

A perfect 800 always makes admission folks sit up and take notice, and it certainly will have some clout when it comes to overshadowing a weaker math number. However, keep in mind that, if you are applying to the most competitive colleges, you will be up against many contenders who have high scores in both areas of the SAT.

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