2 years ago
Admissions Advice

Should I take the SAT again?

I took the SAT once in December 2021 and got 1460 on it. 800 on math and 660 on English and Reading section.

Here is a list of the colleges I am applying to:

Georgia Tech

UT Austin


Purdue University

Texas A&M

University of Houston/UT Arlington

Would it be worth it to take the exam again this fall (I am a rising senior) in hopes of getting a better score? Or should I spend my time on essays and other stuff?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Moksh1912 years ago

My score of 1460 is above the 50th percentile for all these schools.

@ThatOnePolyglot2 years ago

@Moksh191 If you really want to improve your score, I'd retake it and study only for the English section. It really doesn't matter what you get on the math, since most of the schools you're applying to superscore and you got a perfect score on the math section the first time. Focus on the English section and get that score into the 700s. But then again, as you've said, you're already above the 50th percentile. Is it necessary? No. But could you do it? Probably without much effort.

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2 years ago

Superscoring works at: Georgia Tech, UT Arlington

Superscoring does not work at: UT Austin, Purdue, Texas A&M, U of H, Embry-Riddle

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember that you mentioned in a post that your school doesn't rank, which makes auto-admission to Texas public universities an issue for you. Despite that, you should be able to get into the universities that are classified as safeties by the chancing simulator.

I don't mean to scare you or anything like that, but I couldn't get into UT Austin with 1520 SAT, 98.8 GPA on a 100 scale, 4 LoRs, and EC achievements at regional and school level. They offered me the CAP program instead,(https://admissions.utexas.edu/enroll/cap) and they said it was the result of a competitive applicant pool(which still doesn't make sense).

Your SAT score is already in the 98th or 99th percentile of the nation, so my suggestion would be to spend your time on stuff other than SAT.

What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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