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How heavily do colleges weigh standardized test scores?

Hi all! I'm a high school junior and I'm a bit stressed about my standardized test scores. I was wondering how important they are in the college admissions process, especially for selective schools. Do colleges place more emphasis on GPA or test scores? Thanks for any help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's understandable that you're feeling stressed about standardized test scores, but try not to worry too much. While test scores are an important part of the college admissions process, they are not the sole factor. In general, selective schools do consider both GPA and test scores, along with other aspects like extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. GPA tends to be more emphasized because it reflects your overall academic performance across multiple years, while test scores represent a single snapshot. That being said, having a strong standardized test score can definitely help your application, especially if your GPA may not be as high as you'd like. If you find that your test scores aren't where you want them to be, consider focusing on other areas of your application to showcase your strengths. Good luck!

10 months ago

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