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Is it better to submit SAT/ACT scores even if they're optional?

Hello! With many colleges going test-optional due to the pandemic, I'm wondering if I should still submit my SAT/ACT scores even if they're not required. Do you think submitting scores would give me an advantage in the admissions process? Thanks for any input!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering your options when it comes to submitting your SAT/ACT scores. I went through this process with my child not too long ago, and I can say it really depends on your individual situation. If your SAT/ACT scores are strong and you believe they would enhance your application, then it's definitely a good idea to submit them. Colleges that have gone test-optional generally still consider scores if they're submitted, so strong scores can give you a slight advantage. However, if you feel your scores don't accurately reflect your academic abilities or are not as competitive as the rest of your application, then it might be better to focus on showcasing your strengths through other aspects of your application, like your GPA, extracurricular activities, and essays. Ultimately, you'll need to weigh the pros and cons for your specific situation and decide what you believe will present you in the best light to the admissions officers. Good luck!

11 months ago

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