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Should I retake the SAT if my score is average?

Hi all, I'm a junior who recently took the SAT and got an average score. I'm not sure if I should retake it to try and get a higher score or if I should focus on other aspects of my application. Any advice? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! Congrats on completing your SAT! An average score isn't bad at all, but it's important to consider your target colleges and their average SAT scores for admitted students. If your score is close to or above those averages, you might not need to retake it. However, if you feel that you can significantly improve your score by retaking the test, it may be worth the effort. Keep in mind that many colleges also look at other aspects of your application, like your GPA, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. So, if you're confident in those areas, a slightly higher SAT score might not make a huge difference. Ultimately, it's up to you to weigh the pros and cons of retaking the test. Good luck with your decision, and remember that your hard work will pay off in the end!

9 months ago

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