ACT/SAT scores

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  1. crair70

    crair70 Member

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    My sons transcripts were just received by USNA and now all his standardized test scores are listed even though he only requested his june ACT scores to be officially sent. His HS transcripts include all the test he took on it so assume that is how they have his sat scores- He took the SAT the first time in his sophomore year and are low scores. He tests much better on the ACT and only wanted those to be considered for admissions-not the SAT scores which were not as competitive. My question is why are all these scores listed on his application when the only official scores sent by ACT were the June test? Being that his SAT scores are not as competitive, should I contact admissions and ask that they be removed from his application or will they automatically only go off of his higher more competitive ACT scores? He is concerned that the low SAT scores he received sophomore year do not reflect well on him even though his recent ACT scores are more competitive. Guess we assumed only the reported scored we requested to be sent would be factored into his application... suggestions please?
     
  2. MIHOSER

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    USNA also listed my son's SAT scores even though he didn't officially send them to him - he only "sent" his ACT scores.

    Admissions states they only look at the applicant's best scores. I would take them at their word. (My son was accepted.)
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    No worries. They *superscore* and only look at the best scores.
    If his ACT is tops - they will look at that when calculating his points.

    If your son is concerned - then this is a perfect time for him to contact the CGO and ask for himself. Touching base with a legitimate question is never a bad thing.
    They can explain it to him and put him at ease.
     
  4. crair70

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    thanks for the replies- he has his interview with the BGO Saturday and will surely discuss it and also let him know he is scheduled to retake ACTs sept in hopes to score higher...
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    This is a non-issue, as noted. There is no penalty for scores lower than one's highest. Those are the only scores even considered. It's like having home-economics or woodshop on your transcript. It's there and none care. Questions are great unless they reflect one's inability to discern obvious answers from available information, in which case there is risk of being perceived as something other than stellar.
     

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