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How do schools view multiple SAT attempts?

Hey, I'm a junior who's taken the SAT twice already, and I'm considering taking it one more time to improve my score. Do colleges look down on multiple attempts or do they just consider your highest score? Thanks for any insight!

11 months ago

Hey there! I understand where you're coming from, as my child also took the SAT multiple times. In general, most colleges are more concerned with your highest score rather than the number of attempts. They often use a process called 'superscoring,' where they take the highest section scores from all of your attempts and combine them to create a new, higher score. However, it's essential to research the specific policies of the colleges you're interested in, as some may have different approaches to considering multiple SAT results. Taking the test one more time shouldn't be a problem, especially if you believe you can improve your score. Remember to keep working hard on your test prep and don't forget to maintain a balance between academics, extracurricular activities, and your personal life. Best of luck, and I hope you achieve the score you're aiming for!

11 months ago

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