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Old 01-27-2004, 04:10 PM
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I have been asked by a few companies for my SAT scores when applying for an entry-level position.
Does it have to be the exact score?

I receive around a 650M the first time, and 680M the second time. I don't even know what my verbal score was.
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If I recall correctly, then there is no way for the company to verify what you claim your score to be.
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If I recall correctly, then there is no way for the company to verify what you claim your score to be.
800 here we come!
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Here's the link

It is absolutely disgraceful way to yet increase the pressure on 16 year olds. Jeez. And people wonder why there is so much government regulation on employers. It is because employers act like total putzes sometimes . (Not that employees don't as well,mind you).

Do the right thing, stay away from this awful habit,and maybe you'll be left to regulate yourselves instead of having Big Brother do it for you.

I sure hope nobody here is going to do this.

It's a free market - maybe I should 'just' start a subscriber based BB - no employer paid fees like here and we can monitor disgraceful employer practices[*] Vault.com offers some degree of anonymity to criticize companies without fear of reprisal, but I don't think it is set up to monitor trends betwen different compaies.
[*] Disclaimer: I support Traci's mission for this site, and do not advocate trashing employers here.

It's a delicate balance though. Employees don't want their mistakes whispered about for years, so some forgiveness is in order from time to time. Still, when the job market clears up, I hope graduates steer away from companies that screwed them when times were tough. Loyalty is earned, not owed.
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If I recall correctly, then there is no way for the company to verify what you claim your score to be.
800 here we come!

BTW : I would suggest ending your relationship with the company before it really starts.
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whoa, you progressively got worse. What's the deal!?
Got worse on the math - because everything on the SAT, I took by end of soph year.

Improved on verbal.
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excellent article
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I took the ACT...guess I'm out of a job.
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Does anyone out there know why GEICO ask for you to include your SAT scores when applying for an entry actuarial position? I applied for a position at the DC/Bethesda office, and was asked to supply my score.

I don't know about u guys, but I took my SAT over eight years ago; I have an idea of my score but I don't remember it exactly.

Just curious!
They might be looking to weed out applicants based on some preconceived belief that an SAT < XXX will indicate the person won't pass actuarial exams. It's stupid, I know, but other large firms do similar stupid things.

Because it will take weeks to verify your SAT scores, anyway, why not put in a range (i.e., between 600 and 700). If someone asks, tell them honestly you don't recall the correct score because you took it years ago.
I don't mean to be political but this practice, too me, seems as if it is another way for companies to be biased toward its applicants.

I teach a SAT math prep course, and came across staggering statistics. The people that score below average on the SATs tend to be minorities. It seem to me that a corporation using this form of candidate selection, is no better than the person not giving someone a job b/c of ....
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That's an interesting trend. I don't really see how it's relevant, though.

What should those of us who did not take the SATs do if a job ad asks for scores? I'm in the midwest, and I took the ACT, which is the test that most of the midwestern schools use instead of the ACT. Would I just supply that score?
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