I'm wondering which one of my ACT scores is better. I got a 31 composite both times and was gunning for at least a 32, so I'm kinda bummed out.

ACT #1
Composite: 31

English: 33
Math: 29
Reading: 34
Science: 27
Writing: 9 (comb. E and W: 31)

ACT #2
Composite: 31

English: 34
Math: 33
Reading: 30
Science: 27
Writing: 11 (comb. E and W: 34)

Which of these scores should I send to colleges? Some schools already have my first score, so is it worth sending in my second as well even if they don't superscore?

asked 20 Apr '16, 16:21

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Most colleges will only consider your composite ACT scores and not be too concerned with your subsection scores. I don't think it's worth it to send the second score to schools that already have your first score unless they superscore the test. However, I do think that you should send the second score to colleges that haven't received any scores from you yet. The difference is very small, but you did get a higher Writing score on the second test, and you dramatically improved your Math score. If you're planning on majoring in a math or science oriented subject, schools may be interested in your performance on the Math section specifically.

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answered 20 Apr '16, 17:52

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