Hello everybody! I just took the SAT for the first time this past December with the essay, and received a 1550 (CR: 760, M: 790, Essay: 6/8/6) after a few months of preparation.
I was just wondering if I should consider preparing more and retaking the SAT/ taking the ACT from this point forward. I feel like if I’d studied harder, I may have received a higher score on my SAT. Also, I’m considering applying for some highly competitive schools (Ivies, Stanford, etc,) and although I know both tests aren’t required, most applicants I’ve heard of who’ve received acceptances have taken both the SAT and the ACT. Would I be considered less competive at such schools if I don’t take both tests?