ACT and PT

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  1. CSU Cadet

    CSU Cadet Member

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    Hello, I am applying for the ROTC scholarship and just got my last ACT scores back, a 27. The military professor at the college I want to go to told me the Army super scores, so my super score is a 28. I improved my math from a 21 to a 28 and my reading from a 29 to a 31. Its a bit too late to take the ACT again, so is this good?

    Finally, I know I can pass the PFT, but I want to ace it, which will take another two months. Because of this, wouldn't it be a good idea to wait for the January board? Thank you.

    P.S. my GPA is a 3.37 UW and I have a massive amount of Extra curriculars, including boys state.
     
  2. k2rider

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    If it's Army ROTC you're looking at, I think your ACT is great and no need to try and re-take it. A 27/28 is probably average among those trying to get into the Air Force and Navy ROTC units. As far as the PT portion, you obviously want to do the best you can but I wouldn't bother waiting unless your score will be totally on the low side.
     
  3. DJA

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    The average ACT score last year for 4 year AROTC scholarship winners was 29 which was higher than the USMA average. Just an FYI. You could always try again in October and still get the scores in plenty of time for the 2nd board out of 2.
     
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  4. CSU Cadet

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    Unfortunately, it is too late for me to apply to the OCT ACT, or else I would. If I were to take the Decemeber ACT, which is the next one, I wouldn't get the scores back in time for the application.
     
  5. k2rider

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    That may be true and obviously there's no guarantees but the reality is nobody really knows how these slots are doled out. Every year you read stories on this board of somebody with a 3.5-3.7 and awesome scores all around getting passed over while somebody with a 3.0 and 1200 SAT getting a scholarship. I just know based on the success of my kids, admittedly in earlier years, that a 28 seems pretty solid. My kids had a 26 and 25 and both received (4) year scholarships.
     
  6. chud182

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    According to the ACT site, you can still register late with a late fee for the Oct 24 test date up until Oct 2.
     
  7. DJA

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    The reality is the ACT/SAT scores have gotten more competitive in the last 2-3 years where now the average AROTC ACT/SAT score is higher than USMA. Four years ago this wasn' t the case. I went back and analyzed the scores for both and USMA scores have dropped while the AROTC 4 year winner scores have increased and have now surpassed USMA. My advice is to keep taking the ACT test as many times as you can and concentrate on your lower score areas and definitely math. They really look at math and english but emphasize math more. Also, 40% of the winners come from the 3rd board which meets in MAR-2016 but that deadline is early January. So, you have some time but use it wisely.
     
  8. CSU Cadet

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    Wouldn't that be the 2nd board?
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Your ACT score is fine, and competitive. Don't sweat the PFA. It's not a lot of points and as long as you have a decent score you should be fine.
     
  10. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Believe it or not, but the CBEF, that personality test that is part of the application, is sometimes the difference maker. The score from that test is worth more than the PFA. That's why I never comment on an applicants stats. As long as you are in the ball park you have a shot. There are so many variables that worrying about a couple extra pushups, or one point on your ACT score is not worth it.
     
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