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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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Can I still apply to my dream college if I have a low SAT score?

Hey guys! I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT for the first time. My score was a bit lower than I had hoped for, and I'm worried it might affect my chances of getting into my dream college. Should I still apply, or should I consider other options? I have strong extracurriculars and a solid GPA, but I'm not sure if that's enough. Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! I understand how you might be feeling right now, but remember that one test score doesn't define your entire application. Since you mentioned strong extracurriculars and a solid GPA, that's definitely a plus on your side. Colleges are increasingly looking for well-rounded applicants, and your extracurriculars might help demonstrate your dedication and passion in other areas. You can also highlight your achievements in your essays and recommendation letters. With that said, you still have time to retake the SAT if you want to improve your score. You might consider using test prep resources, study groups, or even a tutor to help you prepare. Lastly, it's always a good idea to have backup options and apply to a range of colleges, just in case. Don't let your SAT score discourage you from applying to your dream college, but also be realistic and have a plan B in place. Keep your head up and best of luck with the application process!

9 months ago

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