This Student Didn't Break 1000 on Her SAT: Here's Her Admissions Journey

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Taking the SAT can be a source of stress for many students, with many test-takers sitting for the exam half a dozen times during their admissions journeys. Add to that the fact that some students seem to easily log perfect scores, and it can be a natural reaction for those who score below 1600 to wonder what they're doing wrong.

The reality, however, is that the average SAT score among 2018 high school graduates was 1068, and many students with scores in that range get accepted to their first-choice schools and are thriving in college and beyond.

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