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Should I retake the SAT/ACT if I'm not satisfied with my score?

Hello friends! I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT/ACT, but I'm not thrilled with my score. Should I retake the test or focus on other aspects of my college application? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! I understand that you might be feeling a bit disappointed with your SAT/ACT score. From my experience with my own child who went through the college admissions process, I'd say it really depends on your goals and the colleges you're aiming for. If you think your score is not competitive enough for the schools you have in mind, you might want to consider retaking the test. Keep in mind that many students take the test more than once and often improve their scores. However, if your score is already within the range of your target schools, it might be better to focus on other aspects of your application, like your essays, extracurriculars, and recommendations. Ultimately, it's up to you and how you feel about your score. If you think you can do better and have the time and resources to retake it, go for it! Just make sure not to neglect other important parts of your application. Good luck!

10 months ago

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