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Should I retake?

lec717lec717 15 replies6 threads Junior Member
Should I take the ACT even though I have already gotten a 1540 (1550 superscore) on the SAT? I am fairly confident that I can get a 36 as I find the ACT so much easier (rip shouldve taken it to begin with). Would a 36 vs a 1540 really make a difference in applying to schools in the T20 range. I think some schools use a letter grade system when reviewing your application (UChicago?). Would a 1540 fall under the "A" category for schools that use similar systems?
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1612 replies25 threads Senior Member
    edited January 9
    My view is that 1550 is about the cutoff for where the incremental benefit of higher scores is approaching zero. You’ll be in the “top scores” group, and folks with 1560-1600 and 36 will be treated practically identically, even at the very top schools. (The cutoff is obviously lower outside the very top).

    So no, efforts should go into other aspects of your application.
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