ACT Scores

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  1. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    Since we have a thread going for us hopeful juniors to compare SAT scores, why not have one to compare ACT scores on? :biggrin: I hope no one has already started one for this. Sorry if so!

    English-32
    Reading-34
    Math-26
    Science-25

    I'm taking it again next week and the writing part for the first time. I'm hoping to improve my math and science by a few points :smile:
     
  2. AKH

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    Composite 32
    Math 31
    Reading 34
    English 33
    Writing 32
    Science 28
     
  3. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    I'm a Class of 2014 appointee so it wouldn't seem to make much sense for me to post my scores here but maybe it might serve as reference/standard for hopefuls (and for me to brag a little :rolleyes:). Admissions places heavier emphasis on standardized tests+class rank more than GPA so its great to do your best to score higher.

    I got an LOA very soon after I sent them into admissions (it was the last thing I needed to complete my file and I have a feeling that it may have been a big factor).

    Remember, West Point superscores your ACT/SAT scores so take it as many times as you want - I took the ACT about 10 times and got great results. But of course, diligent studying is really the only way to improve them :thumb:

    ACT
    Composite - 31 (highest scored composite)

    Superscored
    English - 34
    Math - 34
    Reading - 34
    Science - 29

    SAT
    Reading - 630
    Math - 640
    Writing - 650

    I only took the SAT once in my entire life - I found the ACT much easier to take (and score reasonably better on).


    Good luck!
     
  4. x-ImPuLse-PL-

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    For me, I walked into the ACT + writing, cold. I just had a good feeling about the test, and prepped for my SAT instead. (I took them both for the first time this past winter, one weekend apart from one another) And my scores were...

    Composite - 31
    English - 30
    Math - 31
    Reading - 33
    Science - 28 (Which is what brought me down)
    Writing - 8 (of 12, which doesn't count towards composite)
     
  5. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    I feel so not smart now haha I forgot to put that my composite was a 29. Now I'm definitely gonna have to bring mine up haha
     
  6. x-ImPuLse-PL-

    x-ImPuLse-PL- Member

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    You still have a good score, no need to feel that way. I'm sure that you can bring your score up the next time you take it. :smile: Just prep for it a bit more than you did previously, and you should be set!
     
  7. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    well next time i'm taking it is...next saturday! ahh!! haha I sure hope I do better. I have been studying and practicing so...
     
  8. Stormtrooper30

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    Highest composite is 34, superscore is 35. Wasn't aware that the USMA superscored ACT. Most northern schools don't superscore the ACT (some don't even accept it).
     
  9. jiu-jitsu girl

    jiu-jitsu girl USMA Appointee 2015

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    Dang! I'm like gonna cry if i don't do better this time!! you guys smoked me! although i took it as a sophomore, but still...haha
     
  10. AKH

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    Same, I found the ACT easier than the SAT! I honestly took both tests without studying, but now I think I'll have to do some prep :thumb:
     
  11. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    i have a 32. i have taken it twice and im done taking it. it feels sooooo good to know im done with the act!

    first time i took it i forgot my calculator and got a 29 composite(28 in math). that was a stressful test!

    i got a 33 in math and english and a 31 in reading and science. writing was a 9 out of 12.

    i took a semester long act prep class that helped some, but it was geared more towards the people who are trying to go from a 20-24, not a 28-31+
     
  12. jps7892

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    To everyone that is worried about their scores:

    Take it as maaaany times as possible. I went from a 24 to a 30 composite, a huge difference. Also I received my appointment this year if that helps anything.
     
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    Composite 31

    English 30
    Math 30
    Reading 33
    Science 31
     
  14. lightfoot

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    Math-23 (without a calculator :/)
    Science-30
    English-31
    Reading-33
    Composite-29

    I'm taking the ACT again in September or October, this time with a calculator and with the writing section!
    And I'm taking the SAT on Saturday. I'm thinking that the ACT will be the easiest of the two...
     
  15. Just_A_Mom

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    Great job, folks.
    Things to rememberr -
    For the ACT -composite does not matter. They will only look at English, Reading and Math. Science doesn't count. Writing is required but I don't think they are considering it yet.

    Take both the ACT and SAT too.
    Take them again. and again. They superscore but won't mix the ACT and SAT.
    There is no *penalty* for repeating the test over and over! So keep taking them until you get an LOA or Appointment right up to, including the January testing dates.
     
  16. House06

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    Just a small clarification. For the SA, composite scores might not matter, but you do need to score well in Math, Science, English Reading( and writing on the ACT). Other universities might or might not superscore and the composite score is important to help your application get into the "right" stack.

    Also, composite scores are looked at for ROTC boards. The bottom line is do the very best that you can, study and take the tests often to achieve the best possible scores that you can.
     
  17. WPD

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    Below is a link to the class of 2013 (last available) profile, which includes test scores for those accepted. These might be different for Class of 2014 and later, but gives you an idea of 09-10 plebe class.

    http://admissions.usma.edu/moreInfo/Profile2013.pdf
     

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