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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if my score is below the average for my top-choice college?

Hello everyone, I'm a junior, and I recently received my SAT/ACT scores. My scores are below the average for my top-choice college, and I'm wondering if I should retake the test. Will it hurt my chances if I don't improve my score? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! Retaking the SAT/ACT can be a wise decision if your current scores are below the average for your top-choice college. Improving your scores can definitely increase your chances of getting accepted. However, keep in mind that test scores are just one part of your application, and colleges consider other factors such as your GPA, extracurriculars, and essays. If you feel confident that you can improve your score, go for it! If not, focus on strengthening other aspects of your application. One of my children was in a similar situation and decided to retake the test, which helped them get into their top-choice school. Best of luck with your decision!

10 months ago

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