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The Unnecessary Writing Score

MedicalBoyMedicalBoy Posts: 12
edited May 2013 in Multiple Degree Programs
Do BS/MD programs COMPLETELY IGNORE the writing section or do they give you some weight (positive/negative) depending on how you do?

Also when BS/MD programs say they have a minimum SAT score (M+CR), how many points higher is the usual average?
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Replies to: The Unnecessary Writing Score

  • TheBombingRangeTheBombingRange Posts: 48
    edited May 2013
    Yes, almost all of my programs ignored the writing section. However, I would not bomb it or anything, that wouldn't look good. Do the best you can but concentrate on C+M. The average scores for all of these programs are usually around 1500-1530. I was scared by that, but if you meet the minimum and have great everything else, you should still be a good candidate for interview.
  • MedicalBoyMedicalBoy Posts: 12
    edited May 2013
    What, in your opinion, is bombing it? I mean getting a couple of multiple choice wrong can bump you down 80 points...
  • TheBombingRangeTheBombingRange Posts: 48
    edited May 2013
    For example, I reviewed the grammar section for 1 hour before the test, never practiced the essay, and got a 780 on the Writing score. Don't not do any writing section studying and get below a 650, that would look bad.
  • DxSnakeDxSnake Posts: 1 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    Although some places require all three parts. One place I applied for required 2100 minimum, but the people who got interviewed were around 2200-2400.
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