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How do I know if test-optional is the right choice for me?

I've taken the SAT once and, while my score isn't terrible, it's not as high as I'd like it to be. Many colleges have gone test-optional this year, and I'm considering not submitting my SAT score. How do I know if going the test-optional route is the best choice for my situation?

9 months ago

Hi there! Deciding whether to apply as test-optional is indeed a tricky question. The best answer depends on your personal situation, but there are a few general guidelines to consider when making this decision.

You should review the average test scores for accepted students at the colleges you're applying to. Websites like CollegeVine offer this information. If your score falls close to or above the average, it may be beneficial to submit it. If it's significantly lower, going test-optional might be a more suitable choice.

Remember, every situation is unique, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution. You know yourself best, so carefully consider these factors and make the decision that feels right for you. Good luck!

9 months ago

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