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Can I still get into a good college with a low SAT/ACT score?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior, and I'm a bit worried about my standardized test scores. If my SAT or ACT score isn't as high as I'd like it to be, can I still get into a good college? What can I do to make up for a lower score in other parts of my application? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! The good news is that many colleges today are putting less emphasis on standardized test scores and are adopting a more holistic approach to admissions. In addition to your test scores, they'll consider your GPA, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, community service, and even your personal essays. A lower SAT or ACT score doesn't necessarily mean you won't get into a good college. To make up for a lower score, focus on strengthening other aspects of your application. Maintain a high GPA, get involved in extracurricular activities that you're passionate about, and take on leadership roles whenever possible. When it comes time to write your personal essay, make sure it's a strong representation of your character and experiences. Finally, don't forget to ask for solid letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or mentors who know you well. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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