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Is it worth retaking the SAT/ACT if I'm only a few points below my target score?

Hey guys, I recently got my SAT scores back and I'm just a few points below my target score. I'm wondering if it's worth the time and effort to retake the test, or if I should focus on other aspects of my application. Any thoughts or experiences would be helpful. Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi there! I understand your dilemma, as my child went through a similar experience when they were applying to college. In their case, they chose to retake the SAT because they felt confident that they could improve their score with a bit more preparation. When they took the test again, they did manage to increase their score, which they felt made a difference in their applications. Ultimately, the decision to retake the SAT or ACT depends on your own confidence in your ability to improve your score, as well as how much emphasis you think your target schools place on test scores. If you believe that you can raise your score and that it will make a meaningful difference in your application, then it might be worth the effort to retake the test. However, if you feel that your time and energy would be better spent on other aspects of your application, then that's a perfectly valid choice as well. Good luck with your decision!

11 months ago

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