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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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Is it too late to improve my standardized test scores?

Hi, I'm a junior and I just got my SAT scores back. I didn't do as well as I hoped and I'm feeling really stressed about it. Is it too late for me to improve my scores or should I focus on other aspects of my application? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! I understand that receiving lower-than-expected SAT scores can be disheartening, but don't worry! You still have time to improve your scores as a junior. You can retake the SAT, and I recommend focusing on studying and identifying the areas where you need to improve. Many students see significant score increases after putting in extra effort and practice. Additionally, consider taking the ACT, as some students find it suits their strengths better than the SAT. However, it's also important to maintain a well-rounded application, so make sure to balance your time between academics, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of your application. Remember, colleges look at more than just test scores when evaluating applicants. Stay positive and keep working hard, and you'll give yourself the best chance of success!

10 months ago

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