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How do I decide whether to apply to a test-optional college?

Hi! I'm a high school junior, and I'm considering applying to test-optional colleges. How should I decide whether to submit my test scores or not? What factors should I consider? Thanks for any advice!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering test-optional colleges. To decide whether to submit your test scores or not, you should consider a few factors. First, think about how your test scores compare to the average scores for admitted students at the colleges you're interested in. If your scores are at or above the average, it might be a good idea to submit them. If they're below average, you might want to consider not submitting them and focusing more on showcasing your strengths in other areas of your application. Another factor to consider is how well your test scores represent your academic abilities. If you feel that your test scores don't accurately reflect your skills and potential, it might be better not to submit them. Lastly, think about the overall balance of your application. If you have a strong GPA, excellent extracurricular involvement, and compelling essays, then not submitting test scores might not hurt your chances. Good luck in your college search!

11 months ago

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