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How do I know if I should submit my test scores or go test-optional?

Hey guys! I'm a junior and I've been studying for the SAT/ACT. However, I know many colleges are going test-optional now. How do I know if I should submit my test scores or apply as test-optional? Any advice or personal experiences would be great. Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your college applications. Deciding whether to submit test scores or go test-optional can seem challenging, but there are a few factors to consider that may help you make your decision. First, take a look at the average test scores for admitted students at the colleges you're interested in. If your scores are in the same range or higher, it might be beneficial to submit them. On the other hand, if your scores are lower than the average, you might want to consider going test-optional. Additionally, think about the strength of the other aspects of your application, such as your GPA, extracurricular activities, and essays. If you feel confident in these areas, going test-optional could be a good choice. Lastly, consider reaching out to the admissions offices of the schools you're interested in and asking for their advice. They may be able to provide some insight into what they value in applications. Good luck with your decision!

10 months ago

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