Is it bad to take the SAT multiple times?

Hi everyone! I'm a little stressed about my SAT scores. I've taken it twice, but I'm not satisfied with my results. Is it frowned upon by colleges if I take it a third time? I'm worried that it might affect my chances of getting into a good college. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

4 months ago

Hi there! It's completely understandable to feel stressed about your SAT scores, but don't worry too much. Taking the SAT multiple times is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, many students take the exam two or three times to improve their scores. Most colleges will consider your highest scores and some even use 'superscoring,' which means they'll take the best scores from each section across all your test attempts. Keep in mind, though, that taking the test an excessive number of times may not look great. Ideally, you should aim to take it no more than three or four times. If you do decide to take it a third time, make sure you invest in additional test preparation to maximize your chances of improvement. Good luck, and remember not to stress too much – colleges consider many factors in addition to SAT scores when evaluating applicants!

4 months ago
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