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Old 02-15-2009, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What SAT score is needed to get into UT?

I was wondering because I'm a junior planning on applying to UT. Just got my first score back, it was an 1110. Anyone know if that is good enough? I also have about a 3.5 GPA.

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was wondering because I'm a junior planning on applying to UT. Just got my first score back, it was an 1110. Anyone know if that is good enough? I also have about a 3.5 GPA.

sorry if this is not the right forum, but I didnt know where else to post.
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The middle 50 percent of the fall 2008 admitted class had score ranges of 1110-1290 (SAT-CR+M) or 25-29 (ACT) and a core high school GPA range of 3.38-3.99.
UT does not require the SAT essay portion.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a 25 on the ACT and you're in no matter what your gpa is (well as long as its reasonable). They switched over in the past few years and they put way too much emphasis on the ACT imo, but it's pretty straight forward.

23-24 range you will likely still get in with a decent GPA, but you will probably be put on the waiting list for awhile - some people I know got accepted a month before the school year started or were accepted for the spring semester in that range with a 22 ACT and a GPA in the 3.9 to 4.0 range. They may have changed it over a few years but I doubt it.

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25 act? wow. i have no chacne in hell in getting into UT
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25 act? wow. i have no chacne in hell in getting into UT
Just take a course or two... and take it several times. I think they super score it when they look at it - not positive though.

If not - you can always transfer in.. not as difficult to get in as a transfer if you haven't already screwed up your first semester or year.
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They didn't super score it when I applied in 2001, but I think they do now. You didn't as high of a score, then either, though.
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25 act? wow. i have no chacne in hell in getting into UT
I have a lot of family in Salem. What highschool do you go to? i live in Lynchburg, VA.
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Just take a course or two... and take it several times. I think they super score it when they look at it - not positive though.

If not - you can always transfer in.. not as difficult to get in as a transfer if you haven't already screwed up your first semester or year.
On collegerboard.com it said that "rigor of secondary school" is very important when applying. that being said, does the fact that i go to a "semi-prestigeous" private school help me?
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Pay for it all up front,that should take care of it!
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On collegerboard.com it said that "rigor of secondary school" is very important when applying. that being said, does the fact that i go to a "semi-prestigeous" private school help me?
No idea honestly - but I'm sure it's better than the average public school in their eyes.
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I got accepted as a transfer, but they needed my HS transcripts too. Albeit I graduated HS 10 years ago, but I had a 3.0 and an 1110 SAT.

My main advice. Write the essay. Do a DAMN good job on the essay and you should be good.
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I have a lot of family in Salem. What highschool do you go to? i live in Lynchburg, VA.
i went to salem high
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My cousin played you guys in Football. He went to Magna Vista. Good to see that you're going to college out of that area, I would recommend never returning after you graduate. There's no jobs there that pay anything. I grew up in Martinsville, and wouldn't return to live if my life depended on it. Their economy is just a shambles.
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For it to be a sure thing I think you would need to have a 3.6+ and a 25+. I have a 29 ACT and a 2.7 GPA and I'm thinking I will probably have to do a semester at Pellisippi. I would have been a shoe in 4-5 years ago but it gets harder every year with lottery.
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For it to be a sure thing I think you would need to have a 3.6+ and a 25+. I have a 29 ACT and a 2.7 GPA and I'm thinking I will probably have to do a semester at Pellisippi. I would have been a shoe in 4-5 years ago but it gets harder every year with lottery.
Slacker. You could gotten basically a full ride most anywhere public and some of the less prestigious private schools with a 3.5+ and a 29 ACT.
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