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Is it worth retaking the SAT/ACT for a higher score?

Hey guys, I recently took the SAT and got a decent score, but I'm not sure if it's high enough for my top choice schools. Is it worth retaking the test to try for a higher score, or should I focus on other aspects of my application? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello! Congrats on your SAT score! It's great that you're considering whether or not to retake the test. If you believe that your score is not competitive enough for your top-choice schools, it could be worth retaking the SAT/ACT. However, it's essential to weigh the time and effort required to prepare for another test against the potential benefits of a higher score. If you think you can significantly improve your score with some additional preparation, then go for it! On the other hand, if you're only expecting a marginal increase, it might be better to focus on other aspects of your application, such as your essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. My child went through a similar dilemma and ultimately chose to retake the test after some extra preparation, which paid off in the end. Whatever you decide, remember that your SAT/ACT score is just one part of your application and that colleges look at the whole package. Good luck!

10 months ago

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