Should I apply to colleges if my admission-test scores or grades are below their published ranges?

You should absolutely consider applying to a school you're interested in, even if you're worried about your test scores and grades. Colleges look at many factors when deciding which students to accept. They consider your application essay, classes you took in high school, recommendations, extracurriculars, and more. With current test optional options policies, we recommend you submit your scores if they strengthen your application. If you are unsure whether your scores strengthen your application, talk to your counselor, or ask the college’s admissions officer.

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