Anonymous asked: Being a high school sophomore, I haven't taken my SAT's yet :( but I did take them in 8th grade without any preparation for CTY and got a 1860 :O and I also do a lot of extracurriculars- I'm so worried that none of this will matter because of my GPA though, since that's the first cutoff that they do, right? :(
Hey, I took them in 8th grade too without any prep! 7th and 8th, actually. I got a 1560 and then an 1820, and my final score was 2330. 1860 is not a bad starting score at all! You may want to take a practice test just to see where you stand. No, I wouldn’t say that…you don’t really know the first cutoff. The thing is, GPA can depend on extenuating circumstances as well as course load. Someone could have an impressive GPA with a very easy course load, you know? As long as you have some sort of academic score/grades standing out you will be in the running.