ACT or SAT

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  1. navyseal

    navyseal New Member

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    I will be completing a preliminary application for the United States Naval Academy in the next few weeks but I have a questions regarding test scores. Do I need to list my highest scores from every test?
    Living in the state of Michigan, I was required to take SAT and PSAT. ACT I took on my own time.

    My PSAT and SAT scores are not horrible but hover around 670. My ACT English and Math (needed for prelim app) are both 34. Clearly my ACT is better and I would rather submit that only but I don't want to hurt my chances by not submitting all scores.

    Any advice?

    Thanks
     
  2. tp13827

    tp13827 New Member

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    My Daughter only submitted her higest ACT scores and nothing else and they never asked for more. She had about the same ACT score as you do and she is a Plebe this summer. Good luck in your admissions process.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It honestly doesn't really matter if you submit the highest scores from each test (i.e. SAT, ACT, PSAT, etc.) or just the one test with the highest scores (i.e. only SAT). I would recommend listing the highest scores for each test -- it doesn't hurt.
     
  4. midshipmantobe

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    submit your best scores for each test, they super score.
     
  5. navyseal

    navyseal New Member

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    I have only taken SAT once and I am not sure if I am going to take it again due to lack of time as well as solely focusing my efforts on my ACT Reading and Science scores to bump them from 27 and 30, respectively, to above 31/32 for each.

    Thank you for all answers.

    Two more questions: When is the earliest I should start contacting my Blue and Gold Officer and how well should I keep in touch with them. I know he/she will be interviewing me but I am not sure if I should make a real connection.

    Second: When in the admission process did you take CFA? I am training currently but am hesitant to submit prelim app because I do not want to be contacted to take CFA in the next 3/4 weeks. I want to leave myself breathing room and have the summer to train despite not completing USNA app as early as possible.
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It is recommended to take the SAT/ACT multiple times, since scores sometimes improve over multiple attempts. USNA only takes the highest scores from the different test sections on different dates. Life has choices...it is entirely up to you on what YOU want to do.

    Introducing yourself to your BGO is not necessarily a bad idea, but is not required. BGOs are here to help you understand the application process and to answer questions. I would not request an interview until half of your admission documents (i.e. personal data forms, recommendations, official SAT/ACT, academic information/transcript, etc.) are received by USNA. Typically, most BGOs will not interview a candidate until the above is satisfied. If after submitting half your documents + 2 weeks, you have not heard from your BGO, contact them to ascertain about the interview.

    The CFA can be done anytime between official candidacy and January 31 -- it is up to you (and at your leisure) to schedule the CFA with an approved test proctor (make sure to READ the CFA instructions). Submitting a preliminary application has NO impact on taking the CFA.
     
  7. navyseal

    navyseal New Member

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    Does BGO interview come before Congressional Interview?
     
  8. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    They are independent of each other. I recommend reading the admissions website (in its entirety), if you have not already done so.
     
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