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Will One Low SAT Score (of Three) Affect Admission Chances?

Question: How do moderately selective colleges evaluate SAT scores when one section is below the school's 25% level but the other two are above 75%? The low section in this case is math, but the student (my daughter, grade 11) has taken the highest levels possible at her public high school and done well. We cannot tell if the schools look at the SAT sections separately, or add two or maybe three together...or what?

The key word here is "moderately." At the hyper-selective colleges (those places where most every applicant must be firing on every cylinder to get through the front gates), then a strong Critical Reading score and/or Writing score may do little to mitigate a poor math score.

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