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Should I take the SAT one last time??

NaijaBoyNaijaBoy 54 replies7 threads Junior Member
I'm a rising senior and have pretty much decided which colleges I want to apply to. It's a long list which is why I've already started working on writing my college essays. As of now my schools are in no particular order:

Harvard
Stanford
Yale
Princeton
Brown
UPenn
Cal Berkeley
Georgia Tech
Duke
MIT
Columbia
UGA
Auburn
Johns Hopkins
Northwestern
University of Southern California

On my most recent SAT in March, I scored a 2230
(740 CR 780 M 710 W)
I hesitate to take the SAT again because I already took it once in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP and I have taken the PSAT 4 times: once in 8th grade as the magnet school entrance exam (to which I was accepted and decided to turn down) with no score given and once in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade (10th it was required, 9th and 11th I was asked by my school and the registration fee was waived) my scores were 199, 211, and 223 respectively. I'm afraid that too many attempts at the same test type will make my scores less impressive.

Additionally, because I'm applying to so many schools and I plan to be super involved my senior year (starting a club and an officer in two others plus year round varsity sports on top of the other clubs I'm in) I really just want to be able to focus on what I think matters the most: the essay.

So in short, is it worth it to give it one last shot in October? I'm a first generation American from Nigeria so the American system is incredibly foreign to my parents and I've had to learn it all on my own so any advice or opinions are really appreciated. Thanks.
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