SAT scores are an indistinguishable part of any competitive college application. Thus, it becomes crucial to put both thought and work into building up on this aspect of your college application, and here’s how:
- Shoot for the stars: The most important key is to aim high. The higher you set your target, the more incentivized you will feel to achieve that goal. In case you make some mistakes you thought you wouldn’t, setting high benchmarks will also give you a buffer of at least 50-100 points, regardless of what college you want to go to.
- Look at the median SAT scores: Nobody knows, or should know better about exactly what criteria your reach school looks at than you. Before setting a target score and working backwards from there, do your research to find out the median SAT score of the colleges you are applying to. This information will help you tremendously in setting goals for yourself.
- Scholarships and grants: A lot of schools will offer scholarships based on SAT scores. While a reach school may not ideally do that, it is most likely that a backup school will try to make you an offer you can’t refuse. From there, it is totally up to you to decide where you want to go.
- Manage your time: Getting your time management wrong is probably the one cardinal sin you can commit on your SAT. That is why we, at SAT Varsity, encourage students to start early, with elaborately designed study plans and for the love of God, without the procrastination tendencies.