Which section of the SAT does the USCGA use for admissions?

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  1. Serve.USA

    Serve.USA Member

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    What about for the ACT?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Usnavy2019

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    The CGA considers Critical Reading and Math. For the ACT, they use Math and English. They super score for both tests. Super scoring is where they take your highest Critical Reading score and highest Math score. The scores can be taken from any sitting. The same goes for the ACT except it's Math and English instead of Math and Critical Reading. Admissions tends to give more weight to the Math section of both tests as CGA is STEM oriented. 75% of their majors involve STEM. The only Humanities majors are Government (Political Science) and Management (Business/Finance).

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Serve.USA

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    So does that mean they dont consider them at all - ie; doesnt even look at the others

    The reason I ask is that I want to really study hard on the sections they want rather than focusing on something they dont consider...
     
  4. Physicsguru

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    I would suggest you do well on all three sections for one simple reason: what do you do if you *don't* get in?

    If you want to be competitive with your plan B schools, you should do well in all the sections, since other schools may be looking at all the sections of your application.

    Also, admissions does see all the scores in all the sections, since the college boards do send all the scores in. It'd look awfully bad if you scored 650 in CR, but ended up with a 450 in the writing!
     

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