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Aim for a higher score or no? + Should I submit my score or get a better one?

Hi all, I was just looking through and wondering.. I've been doing lots of digital practice tests and getting around/a little over my original paper test score from last year, but it is significantly harder than the paper one. Mostly using Khan Academy and the Princeton book with the free tests.. but I'm not sure how it scales up to my GPA. If I want to apply to good schools near me (BU, Binghamton, Stonybrook, Vassar, NYU, Skidmore...) and a couple of Ivy Leagues, for test optional ones, should I submit my SAT score or would it devalue my application? I got a 1410 last year and my GPA is 4.0 unweighted, ~4.3 (?) unweighted. Should I submit what I have or take the test again and see what I get?

 
Try the test again and go for a better score
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Idk seems pretty okay
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Submit as is
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I didn't click a specific choice b/c I don't know all the details.

If 1410 is comparable to the schools you are applying, then absolutely apply as is! But if you know you can get a better score without much effort, it's worth a shot. At this point, since you are already scoring well, you may score even better but I don't recommend wasting tons of time on this unless you know you can do better.

Hope that makes sense.

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1410 is a good score, but for chances at ivies, you need a higher score of at least around 1450+

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