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top score on ACT...can we skip SAT?
My son got a very good score on ACT, 36 composite (10 on writing). Can we skip SAT? Or would lack of SAT somehow compromise his admissions stats?
My initial inclination is to be be a one-and-done test taker and focus on essays and SAT subject tests. The only reason I can think to take SAT is for National Merit competition (he did take PSAT and make initial cut, barely!), but frankly that seems a lesser priority right now and we would only do this as afterthought in fall. He's got enough on his plate right now and I would rather let him enjoy summer without worrying about another test....But I am new to this game and not 100% confident in my judgment and thus seeking second opinions. Thoughts?
In looking at profiles of applicants to top schools on this board, I see a lot of kids list both ACT and SAT. Is there any reason to take both? Is getting a top score on BOTH somehow better credential than top score on one? Or is demonstrating aptitude on one enough?