So, you just received your SAT or ACT scores and you're not sure whether you should celebrate or immediately register for the next test date.
Well, it all depends on the colleges you are considering. A 23 on the ACT or
The national average for the current SAT is 1500. For the ACT, it's between 20 and 21. If you are close to these averages you will likely be accepted into a considerable number of colleges and universities (as long as you have decent grades), but may not be considered at more selective schools. Above average SAT/ACT scores will improve your chances of getting into a more selective school.
Not sure where you stand? Most colleges publish admission data regarding the previous year's freshman class. Check out the range of scores.
Unless you pulled in a perfect 2400 or 36, you can always improve your score. Some students are confident that their numbers are high enough to get them into the college of their choice. But unless you're an honorary member of the admissions committee, you never know.
A good SAT score or ACT score can also help you snag additional scholarship money. Even if you have already been accepted to a college, you may want to consider taking the test again (say, in December or January of senior year) for that reason.
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