800 vs. 790

<p>How much does it matter, really?
Should anyone retake a 790?</p>

<p>omg... stop asking;
790 would suffice</p>

<p>^Agreed. The difference between a 790 and 800 is very marginal at best, but if you think those last 10 points are worth it, then retake.</p>

<p>The difference between a 790 and an 800 on any CollegeBoard test is not great enough to affect your chances in any way. Really.</p>

<p>Haha I was just wondering. My paranoid Asian parents think differently, apparently.</p>

<p>I might do it for Math 2. I got 790 and just think of the difference b/w 800/790 on that test. 790 - nothing special. 800 - could have gotten all 50 right (compared to 43 right by the 800).</p>

<p>My experience on CC and all my Asian friends have collectively taught me that Asian parents are a force to be reckoned with. Good thing I'm Italian and Greek. @_@ Tell them that a 790 and an 800 are practically equivalent. I know there's something refreshing about seeing an 800, but don't worry about it.</p>

<p>I retook 790 on Chem. I just felt I could do better. If you feel confident that your 790 was a total rip off, I wouldn't hesitate to retake it.</p>


<p>It is absolutely nonsensical to waste your time retaking a 790. There is a tiny--and I mean TINY--justification for doing this for Math 2 because of the percentiles, but even there it will make you look peculiar. Spend the time doing something else worthwhile.</p>

<p>Well retaking always makes sense when you just want an 800, and you're not too worried about what adcom thinks.</p>

<p>Wanting an 800 when you already have a 790 is sort of like replaying a long video game because you missed one of the secret areas. If that's what floats your boat, OK.</p>

<p>@Hunt: Actually, it's like finding the secret area but forgetting to talk to one person in it. =P</p>

<p>@allegro: I'm still going to have to say don't retake. Admissions-wise, it makes little to no difference. If you need to see an 800, go ahead, but it's a waste of time and effort.</p>

<p>Fair comparison, Hunt. I see nothing wrong with that either, though I'd call it a relatively short video game. A long video game would be like SAT I.</p>

<p>Maybe if you refresh the score page enough times it will turn into an 800.</p>