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Should You Retake the SAT or ACT?

0 Comments 02 November 2017

If you have received your ACT or SAT test scores, there is a good chance that you are wondering if you need to take one of the tests again. Here are some things to consider if you think you need to retake the SAT or ACT.

Did any unforeseen circumstances pop up last time? You could feel prepared, but could have come down with an illness or faced a significant issue at the time of the test. Another try could make all the difference.

Did you study enough? Maybe you did not have the time to prepare or you realized you could have studied more. If you believe extra test prep is what would take to bump your score, you should study and retake the test.

Need to get into a difficult academic program? Some academic programs require a certain ACT or SAT score in order to be accepted. Compare your results to the college’s expectations. If fall just below, it’s worth your time to retake the test to see if you can meet the requirement.

Looking for more scholarships? There are scholarships for every kind of student, but it is no secret that higher test scores open the door to certain scholarships. If you think there’s a chance that you could improve your test scores, it would definitely be worth retaking the tests.

As always, remember to keep your College Greenlight profile up-to-date so that we can match you to the best scholarships for you. The ACT is offering a test on December 9 and the SAT is offering a test on December 2. As soon as you decide if you want to retake the ACT or SAT, register.

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