I’ve only taken the SAT once. I got an 800 on the math section and 730 on reading.
I’m worried this reading score will hurt me when applying to top colleges, but I also lack the motivation to retake. I honestly would rather spend time working on apps and doing volunteering. Prepping again for the SAT feels like a waste of time, especially since once one gets into the 1500s, there’s practically no margin for error. I don’t want to prep and then ultimately get a very similar (or worse score).
For some additional context, I received 800s on both the Math II and US History subject tests. I took 5 APs this year and got all 5s, and I plan to take a similar course load this coming school year. I’m in the top 3-5 of my class of 280 at a suburban public high school. My extracurriculars are solid (probably the best feature of my profile).
As of now, I think I’ll be applying ED to Dartmouth College in the fall.
So, should I retake? Any advice, insight, or helpful info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!