I believe I’ll end up having to take the SAT for National Merit, so to be more specific - should I aim for a perfect score? (a 1600, I think, on the new exam?)
I got a 36 on the ACT back in December, and I don’t find the SAT to be any more difficult test-wise, so I am reasonably sure that I could get a perfect score on it (or at least very close). However, to do so, I know I’d have to take the exam itself at least twice, and put a huge amount of my time into studying for it. I know that for prestige, getting a perfect score on both would be very impressive, but from a college admissions point of view, do you think there is any point? The ACT and SAT measure pretty much the exact same thing, so I’m not sure if a perfect score on both would be any more meaningful than on just one.