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Should I take the ACT if I’m applying early decision?

I’m currently a high school senior looking to apply to competitive schools. I have a high gpa and a multitude of extra curricular activities and other things I can place on my application. I plan on applying test optional, but I’m not sure if it’s the best idea. I never took the ACT or SAT.

The earliest I could take the ACT is Oct. 28th, and if I plan on applying early decision to my dream school I have to submit my application on Nov. 1st. As of right now, my chances of getting into my dream school is at 12%, last year they only accepted 3%.

With these circumstances, does an ACT or SAT score greatly affect my chances of getting into my dream school? Or is applying test optional a route I can take?

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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4.0
SAT: 720 math
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800
| 800 verbal
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