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Should I retake the SAT if I have a good score?

Hi guys! I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT and scored a 1450. I'm wondering if I should retake the test to try for a higher score, or if I should focus on other aspects of my application instead. What do you think? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! Congratulations on your great SAT score! A 1450 is definitely a competitive score, and it should open doors to many excellent colleges. However, whether you should retake the SAT depends on the specific colleges you're targeting and their average admitted student profiles. If your desired schools have average SAT scores significantly higher than your current score, it might be worth giving it another shot. On the other hand, if your score is already within their range, focusing on other aspects of your application, like extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendations, might be a better use of your time. Remember that colleges look at the whole applicant, so a well-rounded profile can be just as important as test scores. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what you feel is best for your individual situation. Good luck with your college journey!

9 months ago

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