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2 years ago
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Should I retake my SAT?
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So CollegeVine is saying that for top schools (like MIT or Brown) I should improve my SAT from a 1520 to a 1540. Is this really worth it?

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2 years ago

Test scores do matter, but not that much. School's like these do something called a Holistic review, which is where they take everything into account. They're more likely to care about your extracurriculars and references than test scores. So, if those are strong then test scores may not matter as much. Also, I don't think a 20 point difference will matter all that much, so I don't think it's worth it.

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2 years ago

I think it really depends. There's no harm in taking it again because you will always submit your highest test score, so if you do better great, if not then there's no harm

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2 years ago

It really won't make a difference to retake. At a top college, they are not looking to see whether you can get a perfect score; they just want to know that you can handle the difficulty and rigor of their coursework, and getting a 1500+ will show just that.

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2 years ago

that's so good! i'm pretty sure for MIT any SAT score above 1500 is pretty competitive. but remember, other factors play a role and contribute to your overall acceptance into the college.

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2 years ago

1520 to 1540 is not worth it. If you can make 1600, then it might be

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