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Should I retake the SAT if my score is only slightly below my target?

Hello! I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT. My score is only a little bit below my target, but I'm wondering if I should retake it to try for a higher score. Will retaking the SAT look bad to colleges? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! Congrats on completing the SAT! If your score is only slightly below your target, it's worth considering a retake depending on your overall college goals and the specific colleges you're interested in. Retaking the SAT doesn't necessarily look bad to colleges, as many students do it to improve their scores. In fact, some colleges super-score, which means they take the highest scores from each section across multiple test dates. Before deciding to retake the test, evaluate how much time you have to prepare, and whether you believe you can significantly improve your score. Remember, it's not just about the test scores, but also your grades, extracurricular activities, and essays that make up your college application. Best of luck in making your decision!

9 months ago

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