Gloria, it's a good question to ask here regarding your SAT scores. They certainly play a primary factor within the college admissions department's decision to accept or deny you. However, they won't be the "be all" and "end all" of your chance for admission. Most colleges will examine your entire application and make their decision after reviewing your transcript (the courses you took, the grades you earned), your test scores, any personal essays you submitted, and any other information necessary to make a decision. The higher your score, the greater your chances of getting accepted. If your scores don't necessarily reflect how hard you worked and how smart you are, then other components of your application will become more important. Do the best you can when you take the SAT or the ACT, and remember that one test doesn't define who you are or how smart you are.