Can't decide which entrance exam to take? Taking the SAT three times is the absolute limit!!! Then I took it for the second time at the beginning of this month and get a score of 1970 (writing 700, reading 640, math 630). I know it's a long shot but I think I can do it. save. Any suggestions? November 12, 2016 at 10:46 am. Debating when you should take the SAT or ACT? In fact, most students probably should retake the SAT at least once because chances are very likely that your score will improve even if you don’t study the second time around (but still study). I got 1470 my first sat and this sat I literally got 1440. If you don't do as you'd like the third time, try the ACT, it could turn out in your favor. You are motivated so it's worth taking it a third time. I am trying to major in Computer science. I want to take the SAT a third time but would it be okay to take the SAT three times? Do colleges care if I've taken it three times? At this point, you'll have reached your last chance to take the SAT and achieve your target scores. I live a pretty busy life so I've never done any sort of SAT prep at all. So how do you decide whether to take the test again? If you're taking the SAT a second or third time, you're going to need to put in significant effort to see a significant increase in your scores. Consider how much time you’ll need to prep, how packed your schedule is, and how many times you plan to take the test. Most high school students take the SAT, the ACT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. I'm a really high achiever and I want to go to Barnard or Cornell. What's your best sectional breakdown right now? Combined: 2230

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My goal was to get above 2300, and I continually reached this goal in my practice tests, so getting my scores back was pretty depressing. Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of good reasons. I believe that it depends on your desired university. Reasons to Take the SAT More Than Once . There’s only a little hard science to this decision, but here are a few guidelines. I'm a little worried about my writing scores. Is taking the test a third time to get my math score up a bad idea? Combined: 2180

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CR: 780 Learn from those mistakes, because a very similar question is bound to show up on the real test! If your college recommends SAT Subject Tests, you absolutely should take them, as any “optional” component of college applications should be treated as mandatory. I want to apply to Ivy League universities and I don't know if I should take the test again. My scores from the second test are: Reading: 600 Writing: 580 Math:390 My math blows. If you believe that you will be able to increase as much as you did between the first and second tests, taking the SAT a third time would benefit you.

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I am a student as well, stressed out as well over some standardized test, and I just want to share with you what I have found on this subject: Taking the SAT two times is recommended, but taking it three is going to the limit. At that point, taking the SAT a second or third time may seem like a good idea. But you can really benefit from early planning and deciding ahead of time when you should take it. When you do well, the school is able to report even higher accepted freshmen test results. Did you nail it? Your GPA and ethnicity will certainly help, but if you apply yourself over the summer and study hard, you could most likely see a significant increase in your scores.

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I think it is worth taking again if you are able to spend time seriously prepping for it. The best you can do it give it your best effort, and I think you believe you can do better and are motivated. Some colleges even take “superscores” or the combination of the two highest subject scores you’ve received. If your writing score is what really pulled up your SAT grade, you may consider retaking it, since the colleges aren't really paying attention to writing scores. Hi~ I am a rising senior and I have already taken the SATs twice and I'm wondering if it's even worth taking it again. This thread is archived. What does “test optional” mean? ACT or SAT?! I personally don't see the value in taking it so many times that you just burn out on it, but I know of many students who would take it a third time after working at preparing.

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In general, the more competitive your application is, the better your chances of admission are. I got my October SAT scores today and sadly did not reach my goal - I definitely feel as though I should've done better, but that's besides the point. That's really impressive, I wish I can get that high. I am wondering whether I should take the SAT a third time. Learn about SAT School Day, which lets you take the SAT during school. That's a good enough reason to take it again.

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Also be sure to have a range of reach, match, and safety schools when you apply. If you believe that you will be able to increase as much as you did between the first and second tests, taking the SAT a third time would benefit you. If even one school you’re interested in requires the SAT essay, then you should take it, regardless of any other factors. While I prepared the first time, I didn’t get the timing right… and like most testers, I froze for the first section and scored terribly. Then I took it for the second time at the beginning of this month and get a score of 1970 (writing 700, reading 640, math 630). I just hope I get it in time to do early action for Barnard college

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@KDavs5 Just so you know, Barnard doesn't have early action, only early decision. Learn what to bring on test day — and what to leave at home. Many students take the SAT multiple times in an effort to improve performance. A lot of it depends on the colleges you are considering. I’ve taken it once in Nov already and I’m not sure whether or not I should take it again to get 1500+ 2 comments. Remember Cornell doesn't value the Writing score, so if you have, say 1350 M+R, you may actually be fine. Let's go over when you should retake the SAT, and when it might be time to move on. We’ve answered some of your questions on these recent changes to admissions testing to help you decide if you should (or should not) take the SAT or ACT to prepare for the college applications process. One strategy that I used that worked, is that I used the Barron's practice book to study at the beginning. Make sure to go over all the questions that you miss on the practice exams and really know how to work those! So you can waste your money and take it as many times as you want, just be sensible about it. Should I take it a third time? If you want to take the SAT multiple times, go for it. level 1. I'm asking because according to the Collegeboard website, the earliest date to take the SAT Reasoning Test is October 6, 2007. If that is not the case, and you could stand to improve based on the statistics, I'd advise you to take the SAT a third time (as long as it doesn't interfere too much with your other schoolwork). Then the last practice that you take before the real test should be an official College Board test. I am taking the SAT1 a third time December 1st which is right around the corner. You could take the SAT again in the spring of your junior year (March or May) and a third time in the summer/fall of your senior year (assuming you have time to get your scores in before your college application deadlines). It takes some time to do this properly, but a bit of smart timeline planning can help significantly reduce your testing stress and shorten your testing journey. Good luck!! Having come this far, you can review below suggestions and if you think you did not follow any of these, you can try doing that and retake SAT. It's always a good idea to begin early, but to decide on specific test dates, you'll need to factor in circumstances like your personal schedule, your admissions deadlines, and the classes you're currently taking. People tell me that's a plus. Mildred says. So how do you decide whether to take the test again? I talk more about planning when you take the SAT in another post , but here are some things to consider. share. The SAT is typically taken by high school students in the spring semester of their junior year, and it is common for the test to be taken again in the fall semester of the senior year. The second time I took the test, I got an 1880. That way you’ll have up to three scores to compare and submit to college admissions teams when applying in the winter of senior year. !

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just a question along the lines of this thread, if I've already taken the SAT twice, but the first time was freshman year, would it be recommended to take it a 3rd time?

, Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. If you still haven't hit your goal score, this is a good time to take a third SAT/ACT. I got a 1590 my first time, the second time I studied on my own a little bit everyday for a few months and got a 1700. The reality is that there can be some variation in terms of break time, with some proctors being more flexible and allowing between five and ten minutes. I am trying to apply to WPU, NJCU, Kean, NJIT My scores are 1)reading:420 math:500 writing:420 2)reading:450 math:460 writing:460 The test is on January 25 Any other colleges i should i apply to? Otherwise they might just look at you as a now stagnant test taker.

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Will it look bad that I took it a 3 rd time?

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It won't look bad if you take it a 3rd time, as long as you apply yourself and there is a significant increase. It's a win-win. But she’s going to take the SAT again anyway, even though she bombed her first try in March — scoring about 800, the 10th percentile, ... I’ll take it a third time. If you honestly feel that you can DRAMATICALLY raise your score, than I strongly recommend people to take the test a third time. If you’re trying to take the SAT during the school year, you need to determine if you can realistically devote at least 2-3 hours per day studying for the SAT. Should I take the SAT Reasoning Test for a third and final time this October? One should always arrive at the scene assuming – and well enough prepared – that this test will be the last. Still, if you feel you can bump your M/R score by ~50 points, it's definitely worth it imo

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I agree with everybody on here. In the event your child's test day was severely interrupted, your child can cancel that day's test scores. You can take it again but you really don't need to. If you feel as though you are prepared to take another SAT and do amazing, then go for it! The University of California made headlines by dropping SAT and ACT requirements. You should retake the SAT® if you’ve only taken it once. Taking it a third time can't hurt but do not take it more than 3 times. It will look good for colleges if you do to show your consistent progress, but you'll need at least a 100 point bump. If you honestly feel that you can DRAMATICALLY raise your score, than I strongly recommend people to take the test a third time. 2nd time - 1890 . Is taking the test a third time to get my math score up a bad idea? Well my first time I recieved a 1850 - the New SATs. Many colleges “superscore” your results, which means you can pick and choose your best performances from each test so you can get the best possible overall score. For now, it seems you are very able and willing to give it another go.

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Well you've made a 150 point bump once, I think you can do it again. That said, there is no penalty for taking the SAT multiple times; in fact, more than one million students take the test a second time every year (fewer take it a third). Should you take the ACT or SAT more than once? If you haven't already, check out the upcoming ACT test and registration dates . Also, colleges won't be impressed if they see you've taken the SAT three or four times without any meaningful improvement in your scores. Finally, remember that you'll have SAT subject tests (or an ACT w/ writing, depending which route you take) that will show your intelligence in other ways, but also through a standardized test. Students who take the PSAT in 11th grade will still have lots of time to study strategically for the SAT based on their strengths and weaknesses. Students almost always improve when they retake the SAT. The College Board coordinates every year with the ACT ® to make sure it’s never offered on the same day as the SAT, so that’s one conflict you won’t have to worry about. The SAT takes three hours, though with an optional 50-minute essay, the time adds up to almost four hours total. One should always arrive at the scene assuming – and well enough prepared – that this test will be the last. You may now be wondering if you should still take the SAT or ACT. Is it worth taking the SAT's a third time? I looked on CollegeBoard's website and did not find any information about that. High school juniors should take it for the first time in the spring, and then retest in the fall of their senior year. When should I take the SAT? Spending your entire summer preparing to take the SAT a third or fourth time just won’t feel worth it if you only go up 20 points. Multiple Attempts Are Common. I got a 1380 on my SATS in April and took it again this November and got a 1460. At this point I’m not sure if I should take it again. I just finished my Junior year of high school. Author Date within 1 day 3 days 1 week 2 weeks 1 month 2 months 6 months 1 year of Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04 If you’re planning to take SAT Subject Tests, those are given on the same dates as the SAT but you can’t take both on the same day (though you can take up to three SAT Subject Tests at one time). P.S. No, not at all. I originally took the act in February and got a score of 22, I was very saddened by this because I thought I could of done much better, so I took it again in June and got a score of 23. Also, if you have a significant point jump within each time (which you have between your first and second time) then it will be noticed and show why you took the SAT three times. I just finished my Junior year of high school. If your school doesn’t recommend Subject Tests, they can still help you stand out. My weighted GPA is 3.9. I did really bad this SAT, like I literally want to die. Don't take the test again if you're above the 75th percentile score for all the schools where you plan on applying. My top colleges are UPenn and Yale (will probably early decision UPenn), and after that would probably be Stanford, Cornell, NYU, Northwestern, UChicago.

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My main concern is my writing - but I also know many colleges go by the 1600 scale, which would give me a score of 1550.

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It depends on how the rest of your application looks. My scores were 159, 155 (felt hesitant about canceling, but of course in retrospect I should have), and 166. hide. You will need to retake the test if you have … I applied like around 2 weeks ago. Hey there internet. Yeah, I haven't done anything extraordinary but I'd say my other aspects are pretty up to par - good ECs and leadership, challenging classes, high GPA, and hopefully I'll be able to write a kickass essay haha

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And thanks @undefined123! Should I take the SAT a third time? Will it hurt my applications if AO see that I have taken it three times? High school juniors should take it for the first time in the spring, and then retest in the fall of their senior year. Test prep ensures you are fully familiar with the content of the test, helps you learn test-specific strategies, and boosts your confidence. best. I applied like around 2 weeks ago. As a result, students often take the SAT or ACT more than once, attempting to earn the highest scores possible. My scores from the second test are: Reading: 600 Writing: 580 Math:390 My math blows. So there you have it. Stay on top of the information you need to ... Thread Should I take the SAT a third time? Then I got a 1910 on the June sat. But if your just kinda like, “I mean I’d be nice” and don’t feel as though you’d change how you did your first two, I’d suggest you don’t. When you take the SAT, you gain valuable real test experience that helps you figure out how to manage your time and deal with pressure. Considering my grades, gpa, extra cirricular activities, and experience, should I retake the SAT's still or should I be fine? I have a great GPA for the most part and tons of ecs and volunteer hours. Are there any drawbacks to taking the SATs a third time? Colleges tend to think your getting unnecessarily desperate if you do. Except for students with accommodations for extended time, the SAT should take the same amount of time in any testing center in the U.S. or internationally. family emergency, being 10 points shy of your target score, etc.). Anyways I was wondering if I should take the SAT a third time to reach my goal. If you have a high GPA, competitive classes, and substantial ECs, you should be absolutely fine as they will look at those components after seeing your 2230 score, which I think is about average for accepted students into the Ivies. If you met or beat what you hoped you could score, move on. That means that if you get accepted to Stanford afterwards, you can't go.

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Thanks @cosmological!! 99% Upvoted. I'm contemplating for a 3rd time. Think in terms of 1600. I got a 1420 on my October Sat and I got a 1480 on my December Sat. What to Expect on Test Day. There is no way to take just the SAT essay by itself, so if you take the SAT without the essay and then, later on, realize you need an essay score for a school you’re applying to, you will have to retake the entire test. Most colleges see needlessness and obsession after three times. Ideally, students shouldn’t take the SAT more than 3, maybe 4 times, except under rare circumstances (e.g. But students should still take them, many high school counselors say. Also, with all the pressure and hype surrounding admission to highly selective colleges, some students are taking a trial run at the SAT sophomore or even freshman year. I keep reading posts from folks taking the SAT a third, fourth, fifth...time. It won't look bad if you take it a 3rd time, as long as you apply yourself and there is a significant increase.

I got my October SAT scores today and sadly did not reach my goal - I definitely feel as though I should've done better, but that's besides the point.

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I also took it once two years ago in my freshmen year with no preparation:

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CR: 750 I've taken the test twice now. I have already taken it twice (1490 and 1380), but really want to break 1500. That said, there is no penalty for taking the SAT multiple times; in fact, more than one million students take the test a second time every year (fewer take it a third). BRO, you have 1550/1600! As busy high school students, it may be difficult to carve out that time. You want to peak just in time for the real thing! This would be the same for people of any background. Don’t freak out. I've already taken the SAT Reasoning Test twice, and here are my scores: 1st time: Reading - 800 Math - 660 Writing - 620 2nd time: Reading - 700 Math - 720 Writing - 610 I live in Pennsylvania and would be happy to go to a school like Pitt or Penn State, but my dream college is CMU. Selecting my best scores in each category, right now I have a 2100. Don't be discouraged with the scores. SAT or ACT?! Do colleges care if I've taken it three times? Read more about What to Expect on Test Day. It is harder than the real test, so you are studying at a higher level. Well the rule of thumb is to take it about 3 times because it's unlikely that your scores will change that much after so many times. And the second time I took it (in June) I got a 2030. Then you should take the test again—but this time, prepare for it with self-study (or guided self-study), a class, a tutor, or some combination of the above. Is Your Current Score “Good Enough”? If you are considering taking the ACT or SAT for a second or third time, you are not alone. Also I wouldn't apply to Stanford or Penn just to see if you can get in, unless you have a hook, those are lottery odds. You will know when that time is. Should I take the act a third time? I want to get into a fairly competitive college so I want to know if I should do it again or not. Hey there internet. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. Should I take the SATs for a 3rd time? If that is not the case, and you could stand to improve based on the statistics, I'd advise you to take the SAT a third time (as long as it doesn't interfere too much with your other schoolwork). I took the SAT for the first time in the winter and got a score of 1980 (reading 680, writing 680, math 650). Title. If not, then maybe 2300+ would be a good thing to have, but a 2230 is nothing to worry about. Anyway, I was really aiming for about 2100 or more. I was going to do the Sat on March but it got cancelled in my area. Some, *very few* Universities don't like it, but most don't care. I'd like to get a higher score, but hopefully this wouldn't be too late for college applications? Studying truly does work, so good luck and I hope I provided some peace within your mind!

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There is nothing wrong with taking it 3 times, I will be doing it in October, and if I'm still dissatisfied, in November as well!

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Yuppp; retake it! That's a pretty big responsibility, and there's a lot of factors to consider: Your academic skill set, study habits, and test-taking preferences can provide clues as to whether you would be better suited for the SAT or ACT. Example: Matthew takes his SAT for the first time. By the end of this article, you will know exactly when you should take your first SAT on a date that is strategically chosen for massive success, so let's get started! Or maybe you’re already in range and can officially be done and feel confident in your admissions and scholarship chances. I was under the impression that at any more than three times… If you take it again a third time, focus on Writing a lot so you can have a very high superscore.

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Most colleges don't care about writing, so forget about the "2300" thing. Either way, good luck with the next steps of your journey! By the third try, most students will probably have reached their maximum potential, given that they have put forth a solid effort in studying. You should retake the SAT® if you are almost at the score you need for a scholarship. Most schools accept both the SAT and the ACT, so it's up to you to figure out which test to take. If you don’t reach your target score by then, consider taking the SAT a third time in the fall of senior year. Should I prep over the summer and take it again or will this score suffice?

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For Cornell, I would advise trying to raise your scores. Your perfect test date comes down to scheduling and planning. If your child feels that his or her SAT test was unfairly proctored or otherwise interrupted, you can email a written complaint to the College Board, however, your child should still plan to take the test again. Now I'm wondering if I should do the May Sat because I will be having my IB1 exams in June and I need to score well for my predicted. Writing: 670 (essay 8) Know when to arrive, how many breaks to expect, and what rules to follow. I live a pretty busy life so I've never done any sort of SAT prep at all. Don't take the test again if you're above the 75th percentile score for all the schools where you plan on applying. UD will notify me around January if I got in or not, and Drexel usually replies to you 4-7 weeks after applying. The first time I took it I got a 1950. I applied to the University of Delaware and Drexel University. There’s only a little hard science to this decision, but here are a few guidelines. Moreover, there is no evidence that taking the SAT multiple times … But it's my dream to get into Brown or Columbia, and I'm sure that my scores aren't high enough (especially in math). In fact, most admissions committees will still review your scores and use them to create a more complete picture of you as a candidate. It’s a win-win. Many colleges frown on you taking the SAT more than that. What's Important about ACT Test Dates . Writing: 680 (essay 8) When an applicant takes the SAT a half dozen times, it can begin to look a bit desperate, and it can also look like the student is spending more time taking the test than actually preparing for it. Test Day Checklist. How many times should one take the SAT? If you don’t reach your target score by then, consider taking the SAT a third time in the fall of senior year. For instance, if your Writing/English score was a lot lower than you expected it to be, you should dedicate more time to reviewing critical SAT / ACT grammar rules. Spending your entire summer preparing to take the SAT a third or fourth time just won’t feel worth it if you only go up 20 points. Just took the Dec test and got 1490. UD will notify me around January if I got in or not, and Drexel usually replies to you 4-7 weeks after applying.

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I don't think anyone, anywhere, can feel they have a sure shot at a competitive college with current acceptance rates as they are. Some colleges have required test scores. 1. Also, i'm an African American female. Read more about Test Day Checklist. Many people take their standardized tests two or three times (though above that may be more uncommon and perhaps unnecessary). Having come this far, you can review below suggestions and if you think you did not follow any of these, you can try doing that and retake SAT. Thread Should I take the SAT for a third time? At the end of the day it really comes down to weather or not you feel as though a third time would provide you with a better score. Step 5: Take the August SAT or September ACT as a Senior. I did put in time into studying between tests but not as much as I'd like because I was more preoccupied with school work. Understanding how colleges view multiple attempts at these tests can help you decide if you should take one again . I applied to the University of Delaware and Drexel University. 1000 3 years ago. By the way, may I ask why you want to ED to UPenn? Read more about SAT School Day. Idk if you already knew that or if you just got the terms confused lol

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@KDavs95 The first time I took it I got a 2030 and the second time I got a 2020 :( Also, what colleges should I apply to? Plus, it's not a direct part of your schooling, so why take the SAT? report. The College Board typically recommends students take the SAT twice. The colleges I'm applying to are... University of Miami New York University University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (main campus) St. Author. I took the SAT for the first time in the winter and got a score of 1980 (reading 680, writing 680, math 650). I really want to get it above an 1800 but I don't know if I can do it, I will put in the time...but I just can't afford to go to any fancy SAT prep courses or buy expensive test books. I would take the ACT for those schools, taking the SAT a third time is generally not going to help too much and it may raise a flag that you're too test focused.

So I took the sat in March and got a 1760. I've taken the test twice now. It's when you take the 4th, or the 5th, etc, that is looks bad..

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Thanks so much for your input I'm going to study hard this summer and take it again in October. Sort by . Thanks. Keep these things in mind when figuring out whether to retake the SAT or ACT: Required test scores for admission. Here are some factors you should consider when deciding when to take the SAT in 11th Grade: Your Workload. 1. Let’s say you take the SAT a second time and (gasp) your score drops in a subject. The SAT is a daunting exam. My scores were 159, 155 (felt hesitant about canceling, but of course in retrospect I should have), and 166. You should retake the SAT® if you took a mock exam and improved by 100+ points. You Should Take the SAT Enough Times to Show Your Strength—and That’s It This is when deciding how many times to take the SAT becomes highly strategic—and extremely personal. Cloud State University (St. R: 800 M: 580 W: 720 I'm really happy about this, and I know some people would be ecstatic. That definitely makes me feel a lot better - and I want to ED UPenn even though it's binding because I know for sure I want to do business, so Wharton's obviously #1; also, I love love love Philly and it's close as well :)

, Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. Yes. However, after several attempts at the SAT, it may be more productive to spend your time on your other interests and academics. I got a 1380 on my SATS in April and took it again this November and got a 1460. Math: 760 If you meet or exceed those requirements, there may be no need to take the test again. – Lauren. Math: 770 Hopefully you will do better on that one! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Do the best you can and you will then know that the outcome is your best effort.

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