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What should I do if I'm not happy with my SAT/ACT scores?

Hi everyone! I recently took the SAT/ACT, and I'm not thrilled with my scores. Should I retake the test, or focus on other aspects of my application? How much do colleges really care about these scores? Thanks for any help you can provide!

10 months ago

Hey there! I can understand how you feel, as my child went through a similar situation. If you're not happy with your SAT/ACT scores and you believe you can improve, it might be worth retaking the test. However, before you make a decision, consider a few factors. First, think about how much time and effort you'd need to invest in preparing for the test and whether you'll be able to balance that with other aspects of your application, such as extracurriculars, essays, and maintaining your GPA. Second, research the colleges you're interested in and check their average SAT/ACT scores for admitted students. If your score is within that range, you might not need to retake the test. Lastly, keep in mind that many colleges have adopted test-optional policies, so your scores might not hold as much weight as they used to. Overall, it's important to present a well-rounded application, and if you believe improving your test scores will significantly enhance your application, go for it. Otherwise, focusing on other aspects might be more beneficial. Good luck!

10 months ago

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