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

Hi there, I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT/ACT. My score is decent, but I'm wondering if it's worth retaking the test to try for a higher score. Will colleges look favorably on multiple attempts, or should I be satisfied with my current score? Any advice would be super helpful!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great to hear that you've done well on your SAT/ACT. In general, whether to retake the test really depends on your personal goals and the specific colleges you're targeting. If you feel like your current score is competitive enough for the schools you're interested in, then it might not be necessary to retake it. On the other hand, if you think you can significantly improve your score with some more preparation, then it could be worth trying again. From my experience with my own child, colleges usually focus on the highest score you've achieved, so multiple attempts shouldn't be a concern. However, I'd also recommend not to get overly fixated on test scores as they are just one part of your application. Make sure you're also dedicating time to other important aspects such as extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendations. Good luck!

10 months ago

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