- Dec 22, 2016
What do you need for writing? I see the scores are now in single digits but before my scores were double digits...confused now
Out of the 18 possible total?I can tell you that someone I know got in with a 7 overall in the writing section.
That would be 7 out of 12 on the ACT. My above average scores in the other areas may have made up for the not so good writing portion scores. I haven't taken the SAT in over a year so I don't have a relevant writing score. The point is, I don't think the writing score is crucial. Yes, like everything else, it depends on your competition in the district/state/candidate pool. But a below average writing score isn't going to destroy your chances.Out of the 18 possible total?
My DS is a junior and got a 790 math 700 reading but only a 12 out of 18 on the essay. He has terrible handwriting. What kind of scores does USMA want to see on the essay portion. He is planning on taking the SAT again to improve.
There is a new format for the ACT that has not been fully incorporated into the USMA candidate portal system. The old system consisted of the #/36 score, but now the format is out of 12 for writing, where the scores of two "scorers" are averaged and rounded to make your final score.What do you need for writing? I see the scores are now in single digits but before my scores were double digits...confused now