Test-Optional Colleges for International Student with So-So SAT Score

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I am ranked at the top of my class in India and have won several debate competitions. My grades are excellent but my test scores are really bad. I have taken quite a few college prep tests and can never score well on them. For example, my SAT is a 1230 and that's the highest I've gotten after retaking it twice. I know it's because I get so nervous and have test anxiety. I'm wondering about test-optional colleges in the US. Are these an option for me as an international applicant? My counselor says yes, but what I have heard from other students is no. I would like to go to University of Chicago or some other test-optional school if possible.

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