Why are SAT scores so important?
SAT scores help colleges compare students from different high schools. Your scores show your strengths and readiness for college work. But remember, scores are just one part of your college application, along with grades, course rigor and recommendations.
Is SAT or GPA more important?
As you’ll see in a moment when we dive into the importance of SAT scores, there’s some obvious favoring in college admission for SAT scores, but GPA still provides value on your applications. Your GPA showcases the work you’ve actually accomplished over four hard years of study.
Do we need the SAT?
The tests provide important information beyond assessing achievement. Some studies have shown that SAT and ACT scores, combined with a student’s grade point average and other factors, can help predict a student’s success in college, especially in the crucial first year.
Is the SAT a good test?
SAT and ACT scores correlate well with IQ and household income, but unlike essays, letters of recommendation, extracurriculars and high-school grade-point average, they are objective, quantitative and standard. This makes them a uniquely valuable tool in the process of assessing applicants’ potential.