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Dinky's Mom
Early SAT testing
Wed Jul 11, 2012 17:18

After reviewing our CTY status. I'm trying to decide what the best course of testing will be. I was prepared for Dinky to take the SAT next year, before she turned 12. Found out they are offering a new test called the Advanced SCAT that would qualify her for their program until age 16.

After discussing it w/ Dinky, she really wants to take the SAT(of course).
So my question is...

What are the advantages with regards to colleges if she takes the SAT sooner rather than later.
What age is best for early testing.
How does it effect the way college look at her.
How do you notify college's of her score if you are not applying yet.

So many questions in my head!!!!!
And I need to make a choice next week if she is going to test for the Adv. SCAT for next year. She qualified in Verbal and will be eligible for 2 more years. Hoping to bring up her math score, since she only missed qualifying in math by one answer last time.

Know this group is bound to have some experts on this topic. THANKS!!!!

    • SATdnasmom, Sun Jul 15 00:34
      Agree with Crystal that colleges do not look at early SAT scores, only the ones taken at the time of application. Since most kids improve over time (with more math instruction and more vocabulary),... more
      • If you're considering DavidsonDonna, Fri Jul 20 18:23
        The SAT is a qualifying test, while the SCAT isn't, so that might figure into your choices. I admit that, given A's propensity for maxing out any test she's given, there's some wicked part of me that ... more
        • Davidson?Dinky's Mom, Mon Jul 23 20:36
          What does Davidson have?
    • Eary SATCrystal, Wed Jul 11 20:38
      DD took the SAT at age 11 for CTY. The scores were strictly for eligibility for CTY and were not reported to universities and aren't part of her official schooling record at all. Unless you are... more
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