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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if my score is already high?

Hi collegevine, I recently took the SAT/ACT and scored relatively high, but I'm wondering if it's worth retaking the test to try for an even higher score. Would this improve my chances of getting into top schools, or is it unnecessary? I'm trying to decide whether it's worth the time and effort. Thanks in advance for your advice!

11 months ago

Hey there! Congratulations on scoring high on your SAT/ACT! That's definitely an accomplishment to be proud of. When it comes to retaking the test, it really depends on your goals and how much you think you can improve. If you're already in the top percentile range for the schools you're interested in, then an even higher score might not make a significant difference in your admission chances. However, if you believe you can significantly improve your score and it's not too much of a burden on your time and energy, then it's worth considering retaking the test. Keep in mind that colleges look at more than just test scores, so focusing on other aspects of your application like your GPA, extracurriculars, and essays is equally, if not more, important. In the end, it's up to you to decide if retaking the test is worth it based on your goals and circumstances. Good luck in your college application journey!

11 months ago

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