I came across an article in USA Today that stated,
“…in the new study, 20% to 40% of officials at 130 colleges that consider the SAT in admissions said a 20-point math increase or a 10-point reading increase would ‘significantly improve a student’s chances of admissions’ if all other factors in a student’s application were the same.”
That’s how competitive the college admissions game is today.
This information must be making it’s way around the blogosphere again, because the article is from last May, and the study it cites is the one commissioned by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors that I cited in my first post, yet I was still stunned to read these facts.
If a 30 point increase can make the difference in some cases, imagine what a 150 or 300 point increase can do.
It can open the gates of admission to the college of your dreams. Imagine how good that would feel.
I can help you achieve it in 3 to 6 months of tutoring, and much less time in some cases.
Isn’t that worth spending a few hours a week for?
Jeff Bergman says
Yes. Almost every student who scores a 650 in Math can hit the low 700’s, and many can go even higher. The specifics will vary from student to student.
Good luck with Stanford. Those are great scores. Assuming that her grades are good, she has a fair shot at admission right now.
vicki scanlon says
Here are my daughters scores she needs to increase her math to be able to have a chance at Stanford can you help?
Test Date Test Score National Percentile
05/2011 SAT Reasoning Test
Critical Reading 750 98%
Math 650 85%
Writing 790 99%
Multiple Choice 80 (score range: 20-80)
Essay 8 (score range: 2-12)