Test Scores

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  1. Kentriguy

    Kentriguy New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering if the Naval Academy looks at all of the ACT/SAT scores that a candidate sends to it, and incorporates each ACT/SAT attempt into their consideration for that candidate. Or does admissions solely look at your highest score? For example, if you progressed from 24 to a 32 on the ACT, would the Academy consider you less than someone who progressed from a 30 to a 32?
     
  2. Grad/Dad

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    As I understand it, they super score to compare candidates. In other words they take the highest score in each category regardless of which test it comes from. Therefore a 32 is a 32 no mater how you got there. Also, USNA only looks at English and math from the ACT not science or reading. USMA looks at all 4.
     
  3. Vista123

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    Grad/dad is correct. They only take the highest English and highest math score. From all that I have determined your math act is by far the heaviest weighted variable in the application process. It is to your advantage to take the ACT as many times as possible shooting for a minimum of the top quartile (32)
    Good luck!
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  4. 1964BGO

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    Your math scores on either SAT or ACT are of greater interest than your verbal... you are going to get a lot of math, science, engineering in your BS degree, hence the interest. They are interested in your trends, but the real interest is in your highest score... be glad they don't average them as they did in the early 90's - real killer!
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    '64's right on. Have not seen the specific algorithm in past handful of admission seasons and this stuff is always subject to change/modification. That noted, when I did see it, math was nearly 2X as weighted as the verbal. The obvious in this and for obvious reasons once you arrive, is you might not be able to write much, but you'd better know your math. It gets you in and gets you thru.

    And in the event of chronic struggles, as some find out, once Mids in need of remedial work and consequent course repetition reach the point w/in a handful of semesters and summer schools that the sequence cannot be achieved w/in the time frame remaining, most are separated at this point. It is not many, but not an infrequent nor abberant occasion. :frown:

    And if math is but one of the bummer subjects for a Mid, getting gone might come much quicker.:thumbdown:
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Today, the number of mids separated for academics is very small, compared to, for example, my day. This is largely due to better -- and more formalized -- academic support programs including a new center funded through a major class gift.

    Yes, some mids still wash out for academics but for most (not all), it's b/c they don't put in the effort.
     

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