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Author Topic: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions  (Read 87991 times)

clibby

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Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« on: December 15, 2006, 07:15 pm »
I was wondering. When do the SAT/ACT reports need to have arrived at Johns Hopkins? I was just notified that my SAT scores have been linked and wanted to know when they needed to be in by.

Admissions_Mark

  • Full Member
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 08:02 pm »
You should do your best to get them here ASAP.

Although we cannot guarantee that January (RD) scores will arrive before the Admissions Committee evaluation, past experience suggests that scores taken on these dates usually arrive in time.

January (RD) scores will be accepted for those students unable to meet their test requirements by December (RD). In such cases, we encourage you to note your intention of taking the later standardized test(s) on your application. There is no need to rush your scores. :D
Mark E. Butt
Sr. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University

Wamu

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 05:55 pm »
Firstly, thank you for this blog and your application process. Hopkins has made their application process the least stressful when compared to other schools. I recently submitted by application to JHU and am contemplating taking the SAT II's in January, but I am not sure if it will be too late by then. The scores for the test would be released mid to late February and I am not certain if decisions would be made by then. Would these scores affect my admissions decision or would it be relevant in selecting the program in which I wish to participate?

Thank you
Modolu

Admissions_Mark

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 09:42 pm »
Once again...
Although we cannot guarantee that January (RD) scores will arrive before the Admissions Committee evaluation, past experience suggests that scores taken on these dates usually arrive in time.

January (RD) scores will be accepted for those students unable to meet their test requirements by December (RD). In such cases, we encourage you to note your intention of taking the later standardized test(s) on your application. There is no need to rush your scores.  :D

~Mark
Mark E. Butt
Sr. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University

anakinsolo

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 04:21 pm »
Hi,

I'm going to be taking the ACT on October 28...will that make it in time for the Early Decision App. Deadline. Should I rush the score?

Admissions_Mark

  • Full Member
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 02:00 pm »

Johns Hopkins strongly recommends that Early Decision candidates complete their required standardized tests no later than October of their senior year. Regular Decision candidates should complete required tests no later than December of their senior year.

Although we cannot guarantee that November (ED) or January (RD) scores will arrive before the Admissions Committee evaluation, past experience suggests that scores taken on these dates usually arrive in time.

November (ED) or January (RD) scores will be accepted for those students unable to meet their test requirements by October (ED) or December (RD). In such cases, we encourage you to note your intention of taking the later standardized test(s) on your application. There is no need to rush your scores.
Mark E. Butt
Sr. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University

blkeydfu8er

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 04:07 pm »
hello everyone!

I know that for RD, SAT testing should be done no later than December, but can we still take the ones in January and send them to you? On the Hopkins website, it says:
"Although we cannot guarantee that November (ED) or January (RD) scores will arrive before the Admissions Committee evaluation, past experience suggests that scores taken on these dates usually arrive in time"

so, does that mean that if we take the January SAT, it will arrive on time for the evaluation based on past experience? the January testing date for 2008 is on 1/26.

Thank you!

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 08:55 pm »
As stated on the web site, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE that January exams will arrive in time to be reviewed for Regular Decision. Since the January exam is so late in month there is more of a chance that scores will not arrive in time to be reviewed for RD, but we are not able to determine that at this time. This is why we strongly recommended that students complete all their testing by the January 1, 2008 deadline.

If the scores arrive in time then they will be added to the application review. If they do not arrive then your application will be reviewed with what ever test scores you submitted previously. If you did not submit test scores previously then your application will be considered incomplete and you will be denied admission due to an incomplete application.

blkeydfu8er

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 11:58 am »
then what does admissions mark mean when he says "late jan scores will be accepted for those students who were unable to complete testing in dec?"

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 03:33 pm »
In only rare occassions when an applicant can prove they were not able to take the required standardized exams will we delay the review of an application for January exams. An applicant must provide a detailed explanation with their application as to why they did not take exams prior to January.

vti24

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 02:53 am »
So I decided to apply to Johns Hopkins after the December 1st deadline for SAT scores to be sent, and I didn't notice the deadline until today, when I was sending all of my scores.

Does this mean that my application will automatically be rejected?

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2008, 09:21 am »
Quote from: "vti24"
So I decided to apply to Johns Hopkins after the December 1st deadline for SAT scores to be sent, and I didn't notice the deadline until today, when I was sending all of my scores.
 
We request that prospective applicants send their standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or TOEFL) to Johns Hopkins University directly from the testing agencies. Our school codes are:

SAT: 5332
ACT: 1704
TOEFL: 5332

Test scores need to be requested from the testing agencies prior to our stated application deadlines (Jan. 1) but may arrive after the deadline. Though the scores will arrive past the deadline they will still be considered if requested in advance of the deadline. There is no need to rush score reports as they do not arrive any earlier.

hopefulbluejay09

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2009, 11:41 pm »
Will I make it in time if I submit my ACT score from Feb. 7th?


Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 08:14 am »
Quote from: "hopefulbluejay09"
Will I make it in time if I submit my ACT score from Feb. 7th?
No, February 2009 exams will not be considered by the Admissions committee.

kanwildu

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2009, 07:19 pm »
does johns hopkins look at the score of writing section of the SAT as well?

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009, 09:28 am »
Quote from: "kanwildu"
does johns hopkins look at the score of writing section of the SAT as well?
Johns Hopkins University reviews all three sections of the SAT Reasoning exam equally. The writing section is evaluated by the Admissions Committee, and is factored equally as the Math and Critical Reasoning sections. The same is true for the multiple section of the ACT exam and the required Writing section of the ACT.

CAWest

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Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2009, 08:29 pm »
I read on your website that Hopkins accepts both the ACT with writing or the SAT; however, I read on a college profiling website that 95% of students submit the SAT. Is one test preferred over another? How does it work if both tests are submitted?

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2009, 05:23 pm »
Quote from: "CAWest"
I read on your website that Hopkins accepts both the ACT with writing or the SAT; however, I read on a college profiling website that 95% of students submit the SAT. Is one test preferred over another? How does it work if both tests are submitted?
Johns Hopkins requires applicants to submit scores on either the SAT Reasoning exam or the ACT with Writing. There is no preference given to one exam over the other, and we encourage students who take both exams to send all their scores as the Admissions Committee will review scores from both exams.

As far as what your "college profiling" sites says ... 95% is a very high statistic for students just submitting SAT scores. Though I do not have the exact statistic available right now I know that it is way more than 5% of our overall applicant that submitted just ACT scores last year. Don't believe information you find on those "college profiling" sites ... always go to the direct source.

osprey099

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 04:30 pm »
Hi, i am a rising senior and i looked through the johns hopkins website and found out that the middle 50% of SAT scores ranged from 2020-2300.  I would like to know is this the middle 50% from ALL tests that everyone submitted or is this the middle 50% of "superscored" tests.  Thanks.

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2009, 01:26 pm »
Quote from: "osprey099"
Hi, i am a rising senior and i looked through the johns hopkins website and found out that the middle 50% of SAT scores ranged from 2020-2300.  I would like to know is this the middle 50% from ALL tests that everyone submitted or is this the middle 50% of "superscored" tests.  Thanks.
Any time you see SAT data for Johns Hopkins University we are always using "superscored" exams. Since that is the datat used in the admissions review process, that is the data we share.

panda050

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 07:33 pm »
Does JHU look at the percentile of the scores?
For example, my ACT and SAT score are roughly equal (that is, looking at the conversion charts), but my ACT part of the top 5% of the country while my SAT isn't....and I'm from the East Coast (where the SAT is more popular), so I'm not even sure if I should send in my November SAT scores, since they're not very different from my ACTs.

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2009, 11:15 pm »
For applicants who take both the SAT and ACT our strong recommendation is that students submit scores from both exams. The Admissions Committee uses a concordance chart that compares SAT and ACT scores and your highest score between the two exams is what will be recorded. Score percentiles are not something that is factored in the review of test scores as they do not provide helpful information in our review process.

panda050

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2009, 10:16 pm »
Um, this might be a dumb question, but for the SAT/ACT concordance chart...I tried looking for one online, and I found different ones, with different conversions...so...would wikipedia's be dependable? :D  Or is there an "official" one?

Admissions_Daniel

  • Administrator
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 08:21 am »
We use our own chart that we do not release, but it is quite similar to the University of California chart that is listed on Wikipedia.

Cn88

  • Newbie
Re: Standardized Test (SAT / ACT / SAT II) Questions
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2010, 10:31 pm »
Hi, I took my last SATIIs in October, but didn't send them from the College Board until January 3rd.  Will they not be considered because they were sent after the deadline?  Also, how does the admissions committee view a poor score on a test, when the applicant has very good grades in the subject? Thank you!