Submitting ACT scores

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  1. USNA2017

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    I was wondering if I should submit my ACT scores. I have a 800 for cr and a 760 for math but I also got a 36 on the math section for the ACT. However, I did poorly in the English session. Would they consider my poor English score or should I just send in the scores?
     
  2. vadad

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    It is a good question. I was under the impression that NROTC used either the SAT or ACT and that they would super-score from multiple testing dates. That said, this is the language from DS's portal which almost reads like NROTC selection boards might use the best score from either source: " Highest Math SAT or ACT equivalent: 670, Highest Verb SAT or ACT equivalent: 650". Other thoughts?
     
  3. Pima

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    They do not mix and match, in other words they will not take your M ACT and add into your SAT V to make a new score.

    They will take the composite of your ACT and compare it to the score for your SAT. Do their formula magic, and whichever is higher will be used.

    1560 is insanely high. If you are not offered a scholarship, I am pretty sure it is not the SAT holding you back. It maybe school choices, it could be your major, ECs, PFA, or other issues.

    Boards are not spinning up like in August, they are instead winding down.
     
  4. USNA2017

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    Thank you for the info. I forgot to mention that I applied to nrotc. I had a feeling that nrotc wouldn't superscore between the sat and the act like how usna does and will stick to my sat score. Also does anyone know when the next nrotc board will be? I have been notified that I have received an appointment from usna so now I am waiting for my nrotc first choice. Thank you.
     
  5. Pima

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    NROTC never announces their board dates. NEVER!

    Not to be nosy, but have you accepted your appointment? I get that this maybe a plan B issue regarding matriculation, but most colleges will not require their answer until April. If that is the case, sit back an enjoy life as a HS sr., you have @ 2 months before you give an answer.

    If it is something else, than you need to address those questions. You need to ask why you are waiting for the scholarship to accept the appointment and how that will impact your next 4 yrs. if you are 2nd guessing now.
     
  6. USNA2017

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    I have not received my official appointment yet. I had a loa and I have just received a nomination from my senator. My b&g officer informed me that I would be getting my appointment in about two weeks. I am not sure yet to which I would go (nrotc vs usna) if I were to get a scholarship. I would probably have to visit each school again. My first choice nrotc school was the college I wanted to go to since I was a young kid. But I also like the lifestyle at the service academies. So I am not sure yet as to which is my plan a or b.
     
  7. kinnem

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    Reasonable answer and understandable. I'm sure you're also figuring in the differences it will make to your finances between the two. Good luck with your decision if/when NROTC comes through, as I expect they will, although not necessarily with number 1 school.
     

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