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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if my score is not perfect?

Hi everyone! I recently took the SAT and got a decent score, but it's not perfect. I'm debating whether or not I should retake it. Is it worth the time and effort to try for a higher score, or should I focus on other aspects of my application? Thanks for your input!

10 months ago

Hey there! First off, congratulations on your SAT score! It's important to remember that a perfect score is not necessary for college admissions. Colleges look at your application holistically, which means they consider your grades, extracurricular activities, essays, and other factors in addition to your test scores. That being said, if you feel like you can significantly improve your score by retaking the test, it might be worth considering. However, if you're already satisfied with your score and it falls within the range of the colleges you're interested in, it might be a better idea to focus on other aspects of your application. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what's best for your situation. Personally, my child decided not to retake the SAT after getting a good but not perfect score. Instead, they focused on writing strong essays and participating in extracurricular activities, which really paid off when they were accepted to their top-choice college! Good luck with your decision!

10 months ago

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