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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if my score is already above average?

Hello! I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT (or ACT) and scored above the average for the colleges I'm interested in. Should I retake the test to try and get an even higher score, or should I be satisfied with my current score? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hi there! Congratulations on scoring above the average for the colleges you're interested in – that's a great accomplishment! Deciding whether to retake the SAT/ACT depends on a few factors. Firstly, consider how much higher you think you could potentially score if you put in more time and effort to prepare for the test. If you believe you can significantly improve, it may be worth giving it another shot. Secondly, think about how competitive the colleges you are applying to are. If they're highly selective, having a higher score might give you an edge over other applicants. Lastly, weigh the time and effort required to retake the test against other aspects of your application, such as extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, and your GPA. If you feel that your score is already strong enough, it might be better to focus on strengthening other parts of your application. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but I hope this helps give you some guidance! Good luck!

10 months ago

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