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Should I prioritize my SAT/ACT score or my GPA?

Hi there! I'm struggling to balance my time between studying for the SAT/ACT and maintaining a good GPA. In your experience, which one should I prioritize for college admissions? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive about your college admissions journey. From my experience, both SAT/ACT scores and GPA are important, but I'd say maintaining a strong GPA should be your top priority.

A high GPA demonstrates consistent effort and academic success throughout your high school years, whereas the SAT/ACT is more of a snapshot of your knowledge and skills at a given moment.

That being said, don't neglect your SAT/ACT preparation. Many colleges still use these scores as a significant factor in their admissions process. Try to find a balance between the two, maybe dedicating more time to your GPA during the school year and focusing on SAT/ACT prep during breaks or weekends. Remember, it's all about finding the right balance that works for you. Good luck!

9 months ago

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