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Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished discusses taking the SAT multiple times.

Take the SAT multiple times because students often improve their score over multiple tests.
Take the SAT multiple times because colleges often look at your highest SAT sitting, or take your best SAT sections over multiple sittings.

Sometimes, it takes a student more than one SAT sitting to achieve their SAT score potential. That being said, there are not a lot of cons to taking the SAT multiple times unless, of course, you ace the SAT on your first shot.

Remember, most colleges will take your best SAT score while other schools will take the best sections from multiple SAT sittings. From my experience, most students do improve the second time they take the SAT as long as they prepare well in between tests.

Traditionally, students will take the SAT the first time in the spring of junior year and then the second time, they’ll take it again in the fall of senior year. But I recommend that if you want to make your life easier and get ahead of the pack a little bit, you take the SAT twice in the spring of the junior year.

If you get the result that you wanted the second time, you take it; then it frees up your summer to look at colleges, work on your application essay, and even hit the beach. So consider taking the sat multiple times.

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