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Should Student with 36 ACT Skip the SAT?

Question: Our son is now a Junior in a college-track high school with mostly AP courses. He has about a 3.6 GPA. He will be pursuing engineering or some similar technical field. Our choice of colleges has always been limited to non-Ivy, and we have been figuring on a good in-state school (eg ASU in Barrett Honors program) with maybe a reach to Embrey-Riddle or Cal Poly or similar; those would need a scholarship.

Our son recently took the SAT II Math 1 (680) and Math 2 (780). He didn't study for these and plans to repeat them next fall, with better prep. More importantly, he just took the ACT and got a 36 (rounded up from Math 35, English 35, Reading 36, Science 36). He got an 8 on the optional writing part.

So suddenly we have to consider *not* taking the SAT, which we had planned for Jan or Feb. Your previous advice was simple: with a 36 ACT, don't take the SAT because you can only go down. But we wonder what a college will think, even so. If we expand our horizons and try to look at more / higher OOS schools (though still not Ivy / MIT), are any of them going to be unhappy with no SAT?

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