SAT 510 on Math, 480 on Critical Reading, 510 on Writing...is this okay?
Question:So you've read the question, now I need an answer. This was my first time taking the test. I've just graduated (i'm 16), I have a 4.0 GPA in school and a 4.0 GPA at the community college (14.0 hrs) I was attending while still in highschool. I'm going to retake the test again, but I was wondering how I did. Is it average? I plan on becoming a doctor. I'm really worried about these scores! I suppose whatever is fine and I have already been accepted at the university here in my town. Whatever college I decide to attend in the future I'll be considered a transfer student. Should I be worrying so much then? Thanks :)
If you add all that together that would make 1500 and 1500 is about the average score. If you've already been accepted into the university then there's nothing to worry about! You've already made past that hurdle! Now it's onto the GPA in college and then the MCAT. Good luck! That is 1500 and 1500 is average. So according to the SAT aren't exceptional, but you aren't stupid either.
SAT scores almost never matter once you become a transfer student. When you're a transfer, all that matters is what you do in college (and the SAT is considered what you do in high school).
If you weren't a transfer, I'd say you'd need to take it again, because many colleges won't accept less than a 500 without requiring you to take a college-specific entrance exam.
That score is an average score. It is really easy to improve your SAT scores with very little studying. I made a 1590 the first time, and increased my score by 140 without doing anything at all. So, with studying, imagine what you can accomplish! Also, you may want to take the ACT; some people tend to do much better on that. Your scores really don't match your GPA - you sound extremely intelligent!
you're about as average as they come.
Not a very good score, it's a bit below average I think.
You're scores are dismally low... though you're already accepted. Most colleges in my state wouldn't look twice at you. However if you transfer, I don't think they'll weight them as much, and if you transfer after your sophmore year, it would depend more on your cumulative college GPA.
It's good that you've already been accepted to your school, because to an honest point, your score is a little on the low end.
For years, the universal "good score" was at least a 1600. Nowadays, however, especially for people looking to go into Master's and Doctorate careers, I would probably recommend aiming for 2000. I myself am planning to go into the medical field, but I haven't yet taken the SAT; however, on the PSAT, I was able to net about a 1960.
Keep practicing, and perhaps invest in practice tests or guidebooks.
If you apply as a transfer student SAT scores don't matter, at least as far as I know. Transfer students are evaluated on the college courses, number and application to the degree a student is applying to as well as the GPA on those courses.
Those are not impressive scores for a student who plans to go to medical school. In your application to medical school you will take another standardized test called the MCAT which covers the basic sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics as well as a reading and writing score. So people who do well on standardized tests tend to do well on all of them. It appears you could benefit from improvement in your reading comprehension which will help in your college work as well. Look into what kinds of courses to help with your reading, like study skills courses, are available at the university you will be attending. When it is time to apply for med school be sure and prepare for the MCAT. It will pay off because med school take that score way too seriously.
Yes I would say these scores are about average. Still, not to worry! Since you've already been accepted to a school for next year you're on the right track. I would definitely retest since it can't hurt you, but the 4.0 GPA is also really important and will be considered a great deal in addition to the test scores. If you plan on transferring, the biggest thing to concentrate on is maintaining that great GPA while in college. That will definitely weigh heavily on the application process since schools want to know whether you can perform well in the college environment. If you graduate pre-med with a 4.0 from any school you will have an excellent chance of attending a great med school and by that time the MCATs will be your focus. The main thing is to study hard. I got an 1170 (old SAT math and reading only) my first time and retook the test and got a 1240 (600 Verbal, 640 Math). I did lots of practice tests before and after these tests and they really do help a lot. Get a list of vocab and familiarize yourself with the basic Math formulas that are regularly tested on the SAT. Then, keep working hard in college and study hard for the MCAT as much as you can for the next three years in preparation for med school. I'm sure you will do fine if you work at it and you are obviously very bright with a 4.0 GPA. Keep up those grades and just study away on those tests on the side. Good luck!
You shouldn't worry too much about your SAT score. If you plan to be a transfer student to another college just worry about your GPA and volunteer/research experience when you get into the undergraduate school of your choice. The further you go in your college classes, the less and less the SAT scores matter. When medical schools evaluate your application, they are much more concerned about how you carried yourself through your college life and your MCAT score than a test your took when you were 16 or 17 years old.
Bottom line...don't sweat it so much if you get into the undergrad school you want. Worry more about GPA, related work/volunteer experience, a good MCAT score, and a good relationship with professors.
Its important to realize that a high SAT score will certainly help you get into higher rated schools. Certainly all the other aspects about you are also important such as extra curricular activities and interests. Your score seems to be slightly above average, but becoming a doctor requires high performance capabilities.
Alot of very smart students with high SAT scores will not be successful in the first years of College for numerous reasons. At the same time many people with added determination and clear objectives can overcome great obstacles to be successful as an undergraduate. Your ability to get accepted to medical school has little or nothing to do with the SAT, but your performance as an undergraduate and testing for graduate school.
You are young enough to retake the test and have an excellent GPA--There is no reason you cannot reach your Dreams of being a Doctor, but the degree of determination and competition should not be underestimated. More Related Questions & Answers...