ACT question for second timers

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  1. Mom529

    Mom529 Member

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    My son (a senior candidate) just registered to take the ACT again because his plan B will up his scholarship on test scores through this June. Anyway, my thought was should he list USNA as a score recipient if should reapply next year & doesn't get a BFE this year? How many scores will USNA take, and will the ones we sent this year on his application still be there if he reapplies, or does he resend everything if he opens a new application. Thanks everyone. Good luck to all.
     
  2. Sprintmom

    Sprintmom MOA'18

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    DS had to resend his ACT and SAT scores to USNA. Keep all your correspondence and passwords bc you may need to resend those scores to your MOC committees as well. Good luck and hope that BFE comes for him this year.
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    If you go through the forum, you will see that several second timers have been required (or strongly recommended) to re-take the SAT and/or ACT as part of their re-app process. I never have heard of a limit to the number of SAT/ACT scores that will be accepted or considered - usually it is limited by available time before the annual cutoffs set by Admissions.
     
  4. Vista123

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    This was in an admissions memo that I read:

    Some reasons for not scholastically qualifying a candidate who has qualifying SAT scores would be
    • The candidate took the SAT exam multiple times (some as many as five or six times) before qualifying.
    • The candidate did not take a math course in 11th grade.
    • The candidate had too many grades of C.
    While that data point does not specifically address a re applicant who already had sufficient though not stellar ACT scores, I would still use score choice and wait until you have taken your final ACT score and send the highest Math and highest English only (I rec that in fact for any college application). Think about it... 17,000 apply (or start an application) odds are not bad that two kids might have exactly the same WCS. But one kid has an outlier bad act score sitting on the paper in front of them. Who would you choose?

    I agree COMPLETELY with 1964BGO that several second timers have been required (or strongly recommended) to re-take the SAT and/or ACT as part of their re-app process.
     

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