ACT question

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  1. rebekah

    rebekah New Member

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    Is the writing portion of the ACT necessary?
     
  2. John41057

    John41057 Member

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    ACT

    The academy suggest you take the writing...I know my DS did.
    Regards
    John
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Parent

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    Unless things changed this year, which I can find no evidence on www.academyadmissions.com, the Writing Portion of the ACT is not required for USAFA. Other SA and colleges do require it though.
     
  4. Buff-IP

    Buff-IP USAFA '88 Pilot

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    Ask your ALO.
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    From an ALO...

    Totally up to the applicant. USAFA doesn't use it to evaluate the candidate currently. Will that change? Maybe in the future but it'd be well publicized ahead of time.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Many colleges require it. Regardless of what the Academies do you need to take it and send it along.
     
  7. Se41196

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    Follow up question

    What if my writing score was not that great. (6) would it benefit me to include it or not include it? I know I can re take it for a better score. I am just wondering in case I got another 6.
     
  8. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Unless it is absolutely HORRIBLE...USAFA won't review it.

    That being said...if you totally tanked it...they'd raise an eyebrow. BUT...if your "regular scores" were "normal" or "fine" then it's a non-issue.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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