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Should I submit my ACT or SAT scores?

Hi everyone, I can't decide whether to submit my ACT or SAT scores when applying to colleges. My SAT score is 1500 and my ACT score is a 34. Which one would be more beneficial for my applications? I'd appreciate any advice on this!

9 months ago

Hi there! I understand that deciding which test score to submit can be a bit confusing. To determine which one is more beneficial for your applications, it's important to consider how they compare to each other and to the particular schools you're interested in.

You can use a concordance table to see how your SAT and ACT scores compare to each other. As a rough guideline, a 1500 SAT score is roughly equivalent to a 34 ACT score, so they're quite close in terms of your performance.

Next, you should look at the score percentiles for the colleges you're applying to. Browse their admissions websites or search online for each school's SAT and ACT score ranges for admitted students. If you find that your score is near the top end of a college's range for one test but not the other, it may make more sense to submit the stronger score.

Ultimately, since your scores are quite similar, you can't really go wrong with either choice. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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