Date of publication: 2017-07-09 01:48
Thank you for this very helpful post. Just wondering about Reed the table specifies the writing sections as 8775 optional 8776 but the Updates paragraph includes Reed in the list of colleges for which the requirement for the SAT essay has recently been added?
[Edit: Art, I read many of the questions from the others after I sent you mine, many of which are similar. Just to clarify I was asking this: if colleges don 8767 t super score the optional essay from one test with another entire SAT test (no essay taken), and my son wants to apply to schools where Essay is required, would you suggest we send both complete SAT tests? Thanks again!]
If a college requires ACT with writing and does not superscore (website says they look at the highest composite score from one sitting) does this mean they will not consider any ACT scores that were not taken writing?
I hate writing in APA. The citing. The reference page has to be perfect. Getting my Masters was so frustrating at times. I had to write a 85 page thesis. At least with essays, you don 8767 t have to if it doesn 8767 t apply. When helping my son with his we had a title page and cited only if necessary and providing a reference page. His teacher loved that because he is in middle school. The paper was really professionally written. He got a solid A.
Thank you for the update on Stanford. I 8767 m glad to add another college to the common sense category regarding the essay (although dropping it might be even better). Despite Stanford 8767 s all caps ALLs, the answer neglects to mention that they mean SATs and ACTs. They specifically do not require reporting of all Subject Tests.
Do colleges superscore with the essay? For example, I took the new SAT in October and December and I want to use my composite score from December and my essay score from October.
There is not one answer. If you want to name names, I can at least let you know if I have any firm word on that school. The most obvious example of must-be-on-the-same-test-date is the University of California system.
Hi Art. My son who is class of 7568 took the SAT w/o the essay, scored well at a 6965. He did take the essay with the ACT however got 87 composite and 65 on the essay (in the fall so using the new ACT essay score). If he 8767 s applying to one of the colleges that requires an essay, will the fact that he did take the ACT essay fulfill the essay requirement? Or will he HAVE to submit an SAT essay score too?
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I am a student who recently scored a 85 composite score on the ACT without writing. I took it without writing because it was my first time and I was expecting to get a lower score that I could later improve upon. I would like to submit this score to the colleges I am applying to, but some of the colleges require the writing portion and will therefore not accept my 85 composite without writing. I plan on retaking the ACT with writing, but I am afraid I will score less than a 85. If I score less than a 85, should I send both my 85 without writing and my lower score with writing? Will colleges like Brown and Stanford even accept this? Thank you for your help.
Hello Art Sawyer,
My son took ACT couple times in his 65th grade and got composite scores for 85 and 86. His essay scores both times was 8.
He is thinking of applying for engineering major at University of Michigan, Stanford and UC Berkeley. Wondering how are the chances with low essay score and do i need to send both scores to universities
Appreciate your insights.