Can She Get Into Stanford?

Can She Get Into Stanford?

By Emma

Does an imperfect SAT score mean this Sparkler won't get into her dream school? —SparkNotes editors

So I got a 1830 on my SAT and I'm a junior in high school.  I would LOVE to go to Stanford, it's practically my dream school, but with an SAT score like that, there's no point in even getting the application form, right?

I know that I can take the SAT two more times my senior year and there's one more test offered in May, but May 5th is my AP exam, so I've gotta study my ass off for that.  Not to mention, I'm in the IB program (International Baccalaureate), so I've got tons of exams, Internal Assessments, etc.  And then there's the matter of my Subject SATs and if I take the SAT again in May, I'll need to find another day to take my Subject SATs.  Really, I'm only going to take the Math I, Biology and Spanish (maybe Chemistry as well), but I still have to fit them in.  My parents are mega-disappointed and I really can't discuss all of this stuff with them because they take it personally and my guidance counselor will probably sugarcoat things. Based on my dream school being Stanford, I'm sure you can tell what other kinds of schools I would like to apply to. If necessary, should I just aim lower and let go of Stanford?  Don't sugarcoat things, just tell me like it is.

Go for it, Sparklers. She wants to hear your honest opinions.

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Topics: college admissions, stanford, SAT scores

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