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Will a low SAT score hurt my college application?

Hey collegevine, I recently took the SAT and my score was lower than I expected (around 1300). I have good grades and extracurriculars, but I'm worried that my SAT score will negatively impact my application. How much does a low SAT score impact college admissions, and should I retake the test to try for a higher score?

11 months ago

Hey there! I understand your concern about your SAT score, but don't worry too much. While SAT scores do play a role in college admissions, they are not the only factor. Admissions officers also consider your grades, extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendations. If you have a strong overall application, a 1300 SAT score shouldn't be a deal-breaker. However, if you feel that you can improve your score, it might be worth retaking the test. Many schools are also test-optional, which means you don't have to submit your SAT scores if you think they don't reflect your true potential. When my child was applying to college, they had a similar score and still got into a great school! Just focus on your overall application and make sure you're presenting your best self to the admissions officers. Good luck!

11 months ago

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