WV-NV top student compare Nov 19, 2009 18:49:29 GMT -5
Post by doc on Nov 19, 2009 18:49:29 GMT -5
just curious as to why you would view it as virtually worthless ? SAT's - even in M/W schools can also be tie breakers on admittance...
my oldest's fairly high SAT score also helped some schools move her up the athletic scholarship lists showing a high percentage chance of college achievement. Almost every school we dealt with in that regard ( over 40 of them) looked at both tests.
My older three all took the SAT in middle school, but again it was mostly for the fun of it.
I thought the PSAT was what qualified students for National Merit, so I guess we missed the boat on this one with child #2 if that's not the case.
For the schools my older kids have looked at there is no way that SAT scores would make a difference on whether or not they got admitted. I would be really surprised if it made a bit of difference on the scholarship offerings, either. We are not looking at such a big pool of schools as you, with this one we checked out 7. I think they would take SAT into consideration if the student didn't have an ACT, or maybe they would require the ACT? I'm not sure since it didn't matter to us.
I don't know of a single benefit to be had for any of my kids by taking the SAT but if there turns out there would be, I'm sure the younger kids will decide to take it.
you may want to talk to some admissions counsellors - as I know at one major Illinois school we were told flat out that similar ACT scores for some potential scholarship athletes were separated by other factors - SAT being one of them. Your call - just my experience