ACT High Scores

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  1. rayquad

    rayquad Member

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    All the academies say that they accept the highest test scores achieved. I have taken the ACT twice. On the second time, two of my subscores went up a lot, but the other two went down a little. So can I report my highest subscores or just the scores from my highest composite score?
     
  2. 1993A10

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    On the app put the highest score for each part of the ACT. Our HS counselor sent a full report of all scores from the times DS took the exam when she sent his transcript.
     
  3. Spanky58ggpt

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    Direct from testing source

    I think that whether you take the SAT or the ACT you need to have scores sent to the SA(s) you are applying to by the testing source in order for them to be considered. If you did not name the SA(s) as recipients of your scores when you took the test you can have them sent later, go on the appropriate website. Check with admissions/portal to make sure your scores have been received.
     
  4. Christcorp

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    You don't get to "Submit" your ACT/SAT scores. You can do that on the "Pre-candidate Questionnaire", but when you do the "REAL" application; which won't open up until the end of June/beginning July; you'll have to contact SAT/ACT and have your scores sent to the academy. They will only accept the "OFFICIAL" scores. Not what you say.

    Then; once they receive the official scores, the academies will take the highest from each time tested. So what you need to do is to contact SAT/ACT and ensure that your scores are sent to the academy. You can do all this online. IF you maxed out the name of schools you're allowed to send scores to, as part of your test fees, then you'll have to pay EXTRA to have your scores sent to air force. "I think it's like $5 - but I could be wrong". They accept credit cards. You can do this online.
     
  5. Mattsmom2015

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    Our DS took the ACT twice, once at school and one on a national testing date. Two of his scores went up drastically and 1 went down. Both sets of scores were sent directly to the Academy. The Academy listed the highest of the 2 scores by category.
     
  6. alparent

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    Do you know if they require ALL test scores to be sent..or just the ones you want superscored? (DS took ACT in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP, and again in 8th)
     
  7. Blackbird

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    Spanky is correct. Send ALL your ACT and SAT scores to the academies. USAFA superscores meaning they take the highest from each section. You need to check on the other SA's. I do know that USMA only accepts ACTs that include the optional writing section and I think that USNA only takes two out of the four sections (English and Math maybe). But take both the ACT and the SAT as some do better on one than the other and take them multiple times.
     
  8. USAFAHopefulMom

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    alparent--You don't have to have the ACT scores sent from 7th or 8th grade. I'm assuming that your son also has taken it in high school and scored higher. For the AFA it doesn't hurt to have the ACT or SAT scores sent every time you take it in HS. They will automatically take the higher scores from each section.
     
  9. alparent

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    Thanks hopefulmom. I had heard somewhere else that they wanted "All" scores but it seemed silly to send scores from so long ago. Thanks for the info!
     

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