Should I retake the SAT/ACT if I'm not happy with my scores?

Hi all, I recently took the SAT/ACT and I'm not satisfied with my scores. Should I retake the test to try and get a better score, or should I focus on other aspects of my college applications? Thanks for your help!

7 months ago

Hello! It's completely normal to feel unsure about your test scores and whether or not to retake the SAT/ACT. First, consider the colleges you're interested in and research the typical score range for admitted students. If your scores fall within or close to that range, you might be competitive enough for those schools. However, if there's a significant gap between your scores and the average scores of admitted students, you may want to consider retaking the test. It's also worth noting that many colleges and universities have gone test-optional due to the pandemic, so you may not even need to submit your scores. In any case, it's essential to focus on other aspects of your application, such as grades, extracurricular activities, and essays. These components also play a significant role in the admission process. Ultimately, the decision to retake the test is up to you and what you feel is best for your situation. Good luck!

7 months ago
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
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