ACT questions

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Kensy, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Kensy

    Kensy Member

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    I am signed up for the ACT on Feb 8, it is my first time taking it. The score reports, do I send it to the schools I want and to the ROTC scholarships or do I wait until I receive the best score then send it? The ACT website says they will send the scores out. And when can I apply for the ROTC scholarships just in case if plan A fails; service academies.
     
  2. usmawebb

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    Personally, I would wait to send scores to ROTC until you have started the actual application. The boards are still meeting to hand out this year's scholarships and without having a file to match the scores to, they might get lost or confused with a current applicant's. I would assume that the chances for that happening is small, but you never know. That's just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Strength and Honor

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    I took my ACT April of my junior year and had the scores sent immediately- they were on my application without a problem when I started it a few months later.

    In terms of sending the scores, take advantage of the five(?) free sends they give you. It becomes a real pain paying $12 every time you want to send your scores, so use the free ones wisely!
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

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    I would take advantage of having the free reports sent when you take the test to both ROTC and the Academies. They link them by SS. DD sent the scores when she took all of her test and they were all matched up for both. If for some reason they were not matched you can always have them resent again, but they are matched by SSN, so I would have no fears. Save a few bucks, as you will have enough costs with college applications, sending the scores to other institutions, etc.
     
  5. meh126

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    It is true that to save a few dollars you can have them sent, however if you are at all concerned about how you might do wait to send them! My son did well on the SATs but many people suggested he take the ACTs to see if it might be higher, so he gave it a shot. Needless to say he did not do well on the math section and I was very glad we hadn't sent the scores out before seeing them! If you are planning on taking it multiple times though, you'll probably improve; my DS had no desire to take anymore tests and decided to be happy with his SAT results :)
     
  6. 36cmadawg

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    If you would like to know how we'll you did before you let CC see your score just wait until you start the application. ACT will give you a score report on a PDF file free of charge on your account. You can then upload the report through the application website and it will be approved within a week tops. No chance for something to be lost on a desk, and you can decide what CC gets to see. The PDF report also looks more professional than just a screenshot of the website.
     

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