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  1. JennaG

    JennaG Member

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    Does the academy prefer sat or act scores? Also, what are the average scores for both the sat and act?
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Either are fine. I recommend taking both tests.
    Past CGA test scores:
    SAT M-V median scores are in the mid 600s
    ACT composite median scores are in the high 20s-low 30s
     
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    JennaG Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply! Would you be able to tell me how much importance the admissions board places on standardized tests? Thanks!

    Jenna
     
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    I think he'll answer that pretty quick but I think it's pretty high up there in importance.
     
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    in the AFA academics in general are 60%. Its probably somewhere close to that but I don’t have any exact number for you.
    Hope that at least helps a little!:thumb:
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Your standardized tests are important, but just one piece of the whole person index that any SA looks at.
    This year is forecast to be as, if not more competitive than last year's cycle for SA candidates.
    I suggest, if financially possible, to take both the SAT and ACT exams, keep your class schedule filled (no early, late dismissals) with Honors, AP or IB courses that stress math and science, keep in shape with running, sit-ups and push-ups (couldn't stress this enough!), continue to volunteer, play your sports, keep active in school and most of all keep your record clean. :thumb:
     

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