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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if I have a good but not great score?

Hello! I recently got my test scores back, and while they're decent, I'm not sure if they're good enough to get me into my top-choice colleges. Should I retake the SAT/ACT to try to improve my score, or focus on other parts of my application instead? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! Congrats on your test scores. It's great that you're being proactive about your college admissions process. If your scores are just slightly below the average of the students admitted to your top-choice colleges, it might be worth taking the test again. A higher score could improve your chances of getting in or even open up opportunities for scholarships. However, if your scores are already within the range for those schools, it's essential to focus on other aspects of your application, such as your essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Remember, college admissions officers look at the whole package, not just test scores. Ultimately, the decision to retake the test should depend on your confidence in improving your score and the time you have before application deadlines. Good luck, and I hope you get into your dream college!

10 months ago

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