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Is it better to submit an SAT/ACT score or apply test-optional?

Hey there, I'm a high school junior and I recently took the SAT. My score isn't bad, but it's not exactly what I was hoping for. With many colleges now offering test-optional admissions, I'm wondering if it would be better for me to submit my score or apply test-optional. What's the general consensus on this? I'd really appreciate some guidance! Thanks in advance.

9 months ago

Hello! It's great to see that you're being proactive about your college application process.

The decision to submit SAT/ACT scores or go test-optional really depends on your individual situation. If your score falls within or above the middle 50% range for the colleges you're interested in, it might be beneficial to submit it. However, if your score is below the average for those schools, applying test-optional could be a better choice.

Keep in mind that colleges will place more emphasis on other aspects of your application if you choose to go test-optional. This includes your GPA, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. Make sure you have a strong application in those areas if you decide not to submit your test scores.

Ultimately, you should do what you feel is best for your application. Good luck, and I hope this helps!

9 months ago

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