ACT Scores

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  1. jgravz33

    jgravz33 Member

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    I got a 35 on my english section...!!! and a 28 on my Math ... 30 composite...
    I know my english is good but math could probably be more competitive than it is now... Any feedback... do they look really highly on my english score and almost disregard a little below competitive score..?
    What did anyone else get
    Thanks
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    USAFA looks at math and science most heavily. We are an engineering school.

    I would recommend taking it again, since admissions superscores and most people improve their scores.
     
  3. Packerfan735

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    yeah i took the thing nine times... but concentrated and studied for particular subjects each time... superscores are an amazing thing :)
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Nine times, Packerfan? (If you'd have been a Steelers fan, you'd have had to take it only once! haha) That's what about $300 just to take the test? Ouch!

    As mean parents, we pay for the first time for SAT or ACT. AFter that, the kids pay for themselves. Had only one kid who wanted a do-over.
     
  5. Christcorp

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    Our school district pays for once a year. So that's basically twice. My son took the SAT once and the ACT twice. So we only had to pay for one of the ACT tests. But now that he's in, and even at the cheapest college, he saved us about $50,000 over 4-5 years; I don't mind paying for a test or two.
     
  6. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Yeah, when you think of how much getting the scholarship/appointment saves then the second (or third) SAT/ACT fee is worth it. :shake:
     
  7. Packerfan735

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    well i took it with writing every time.. so it was over $400... BUT... i got a $403.000 scholarship... well worth it in my eyes...
     
  8. Pima

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    raimius is right the math and science sections of the ACT. Seeing as you have a 30, I am guessing you got the 30 marker for science. Re-take it since you have the time before even the 1st board meets.

    They do superscore the SAT and ACT. They also will take the higher of the two. So if your SAT score is higher than your ACT they will take the SAT for your WCS
     
  9. Mixmaestro

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    When you say the higher between SAT and ACT, how would you compare them? As in, percentage difference from the average?
     
  10. Christcorp

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    The academy has their own formula. It's not something that you can figure out. There's a lot of applicants who take just the SAT and some that take just the ACT. There's some that take both. If you're trying to figure out what a 28 Math ACT compares to in SAT; then don't. You're not going to be able to figure it out. But the academy has their own "Common Denominator". Just like some schools "Weight" classes such as IB and AP; and therefor it's possible to get a 4.3 gpa; there's many schools that don't weight their classes. Yet, the academy has their own scoring and common denominator to balance the gpa. That's how they also take into consideration some schools have AP but don't have IB. Some have both. Some kids take one, some take the other. Some don't have either. Some students are home schooled and don't have the "Varsity" sports but play city league. The list goes on. Don't worry about it and don't try to figure it out. Just take both; do your best; and the academy will take the best from one or the other or a mixture of the two.
     

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