Hello Forum, Over the last six months, I have read some wonderful discussions concerning the many aspects of admission to and life at the Academies. Now, I have my daughter in the 'throes' of admission. She has done everything right in all aspects of being a 'qualified candidate' except one: her SAT scores are not yet up to the averages presumably necessary. Talking with various non-Academy sources, we have been told that the ACT is not as 'compelling' for admission as the SAT. With my daughter's 'sanity' at stake, can the Forum help us determine the validity of this thought? During her HS junior year when she took a college exam 'compatibility' test, she was informed the ACT would be a better test for her to take to measure her true aptitude. In advance, thank you!