Should I retake my SAT?Answered
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
1520 to 1540 is not worth it. If you can make 1600, then it might be