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Question about SAT and ACT essays

kapa614kapa614 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hello, I had a question regarding how the essay weighs in on applying to colleges.
I am quite worried because I received poor scores (in the 50th percentile) on both my SAT and ACT essays. However, I scored a 1340 on my SAT and a 31 on my ACT. None of the schools that I am interested in require or recommend the essay but I am afraid that they may still take it into consideration when I submit my scores.
I am thinking about retaking both the SAT and ACT to improve my scores and was curious about whether or not I should retake the essays?
Thanks!
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  • drusbadrusba 9647 replies21 threads Senior Member
    If the collehes to which you are applying do not require or recommend the essay, then you have no issue because they don't use it to determine admission.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 9490 replies507 threads Senior Member
    And besides that^ your scores in the 50th percentile are fine. No need to retake. And your ACT is stronger than the SAT score, so submit that only.
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