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Should I retake the SAT or ACT if my score is just below the average for my top-choice college?

Hey guys! My SAT/ACT score is just below the average for my top-choice college, but I'm not sure if it's worth retaking the test. What do you think? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's definitely a tough decision to make, but I'll share some thoughts based on my experience with my own child. If you feel that you can realistically improve your score by retaking the test, it might be a good idea to give it another shot. A higher score could potentially increase your chances of getting accepted and may even open up more scholarship opportunities. However, if you think that you've already reached your peak performance, you might want to focus on other aspects of your application, like writing a strong essay or getting involved in extracurricular activities. Also, consider the fact that many colleges are adopting a test-optional or test-flexible policy, so your scores may not be as crucial as they once were. Ultimately, the choice depends on your individual situation and how confident you feel about improving your score. Good luck with whatever you decide!

10 months ago

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