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10 months ago
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Should I report both scores?
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I scored a 1410 on my first SAT and a 1490 on my second. I am wondering whether it would be beneficial to report both scores for the purpose of showing growth, or if that would do more harm than good.

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10 months ago

I like your idea and train of thought, but I, personally, would just submit the higher score. Especially if you're applying to a more selective school, I think it'd be beneficial to put your best foot forward. The only time I'd consider submitting both would be if you had (for example) a higher English than math one time around, then a higher math than English the other. Again, I'd only do that if (for example) the math score was considerably higher on your first attempt.

Sorry if that was a little confusing, but overall, I would just submit your second score. If you're still on the fence, you can absolutely email the admissions counselors to the schools you're applying to. They are 100% there to help you get in, and they could give the best advice and tell you your best chances of getting in.

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