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Should I cancel my March SAT score? I have until Wednesday

lollypiplollypip Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
Alright, here's my prediction from looking at reddit: -3/4 reading, -0/1 writing (1 just as a precaution), -2/3 math
My essay was decent, I felt like I went in depth with analysis on metaphor, hypothetical examples, and diction/tone.

I'm aiming for 1550+, and while I would be fine with my score if this was my first test, I've taken two of the old sat tests--my first score was a 2160 and the second one dropped over 50 points. I'm hoping to get into semi competitive colleges--20-30% acceptance rates--and I am really, really worried that an "average" sat score will not be enough to make up for my 3-time sats. Please reply and thank you so much!!!

Replies to: Should I cancel my March SAT score? I have until Wednesday

  • duxdubduxdub Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    A 1500+ is by no means an average score. I'd advise against you cancelling your scores.
  • jinxorchestrajinxorchestra Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Usually, canceling scores is advised when you feel like you haven't done anything right on any section of the test.
    That way, if you're aiming for a college that asks for a 1300+ SAT Score but feel like you got an 800, you'd cancel.

    Your case is very, very far from that. Don't cancel; retake if applicable.
  • GMKoonGMKoon Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    Do you're canceling a score because you think you might not score above 1550? Only CB knows the curve, just wait and see.
  • am9799am9799 Registered User Posts: 688 Member

    You should take the new SAT at least twice for super-scoring possibilities. Most colleges don't require to see your testing history anyway.
  • CheekyNandosCheekyNandos Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    As someone that just finished applications, I can tell you that all but 2 of the schools I applied to (22 in total) required to see a full testing history. There is no true advantage to canceling a score.
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