Advantage Testing SAT Q&A

When should I consider retaking the SAT?

Most students benefit from retaking the SAT at least once, especially with additional preparation. We have found that students who retake the SAT are more comfortable after their initial test date and perform better on subsequent tests. Moreover, many schools allow students to submit only their best test scores through the Score Choice program. Some schools will also “superscore,” counting only the best Math and the best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores across multiple official test administrations.

However, if you have reached your goal on your first test, you should not feel obligated to take the test again. Don’t take the test for the first time until you feel comfortable with the content (students often choose the spring of their junior year) and then retake the test a few times if needed (students often do this in the summer following junior year and the fall of senior year).

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