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Sharon Rosnick Points0
You can retake the SAT as many times as you want, however most do not take it more than 3 times.
Jon Semcer Points0
Hi, Getting a " good " score on the SAT is a relative term. By that I mean is your first score not in line with grades earned and GPA? Or, the first score is not in the middle 50% range of the schools you are thinking about? A good score is different for everyone. A good score for me might be a weak / poor score for you (based on the type of academic student we both are). Usually, a student's first SAT score is close to their best unless there were conditions present that prevented the student from performing better (not feeling well, misreading directions or skipping a question and then placing the next answer in the skipped question answer box). You can retake the SAT again and be aware of the following: by the third sitting of the SAT you have a 1 in 3 chance of you score improving, you have 1 in 3 chance of your score remaining the same and a 1 in 3 chance of your score not improving. The higher you scored on the first administration the more likely it will not improve --- more than 30 points. If you are close to a cut off score for a scholarship by all mean retake the test. Good luck!!
Erik Bertelsen Points0
In my experience, given that college's will typically consider you highest scores in each category, regardless if when it was taken, it makes sense to take the SAT more than once. I typically recommend that a student take the SAT 2-3 times. Beyond that there appears to be a diminishing return.

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