<p>OK, I've seen this thread a couple of times in the past couple of months so I wanted to know if it really is imperative to retake the SAT I if you didn't do so well the first time around.
I sat down and had an hour long meeting with the president of my community college to discuss my future and this was one topic that was brought up.
I've decided that I'm going to retake the SAT in June, because I'm determined to return to my community college for another year, take challenging courses and try my luck again applying to Penn, Northwestern, Chicago, Cornell and Columbia.</p>
<p>But some people have told me that, because I go to a community college, even though I did spend a year at a great tier 1 LAC, that my SAT scores are going to be a key factor in transferring even if I did manage to maintain a 3.8-4.0 GPA. </p>
<p>So what do you think about retaking the SATs and aiming for a 2200-2400?? Is it really necessary when applying to an elite school and you only have an "above average" SAT score?</p>