Conventional wisdom held that students should try not to take the SAT more than three times; after that, college admissions officials apparently looked unfavorably on such repetitious testing.
Times have changed. Now, because of the combination of "superscoring" the SAT and the introduction of "score-choice," the minimum number of times most students should take the SAT is three times. Here is why superscoring and score-choice are such a powerful combination:
When colleges superscore the SAT (which most colleges do), they take a student's highest score from each section across multiple tests. Here are three examples of a student's test scores and how much superscoring can help.