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Can I take the SAT/ACT as a rising junior?

I want to take the tests around August where in Sept. I will be a junior. I would study a lot and prepare in summer, so I'm strongly considering. I've seen around that this would seem too early?
02 May, 12:45 laurensjl11
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Choosing Between the ACT and SAT

Hello, I am an upcoming senior with the goal of attending Yale in the Fall of 2018. The biggest problem I have with college admissions is SAT / ACT scores. Which test is better for me? I have taken both once, with my most recent SAT being a 1280 composite (680 RW, 600 M) and 27 ACT (35 Eng, 27 Math,...
28 Apr, 00:27 Fred_PrepSch...101
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[closed] Choosing Between the SAT or ACT

Hello, I am an upcoming senior with the goal of attending Yale in the Fall of 2018; however, my SAT and ACT scores seem to be my biggest hindrance. I need help deciding which exam is better for me. I have taken both once, with my most recent SAT being a 1280 composite (680 RW, 600 M) and 27 ACT (35 ...
28 Apr, 00:23 Fred_PrepSch...101
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[closed] Choosing Between the ACT and SAT

Hello, I am an upcoming senior with the goal of attending Yale in the Fall of 2018; however, my SAT and ACT scores seem to be my biggest hindrance. I need help deciding which exam is better for me. I have taken both once, with my most recent SAT being a 1280 composite (680 RW, 600 M) and 27 ACT (35 ...
28 Apr, 00:23 Fred_PrepSch...101
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[closed] What are my odds of me getting into Wake Forest?

I am a senior in highschool right now and here are my stats. - 3.96 GPA - 28 ACT Composite - Cheer Captain - Niswonger Scholar - Organized a blood drive - Organized a mission trip to the Philippines - Organized a clothing drive - Top 10% of Class - Multiple awards for volunteerism - Youth...
28 Apr, 00:18 Fred_PrepSch...101
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ACT superscore decision

I am applying to some universities such as UChicago, UPenn and Columbia U. I need some advice pertaining to how to report my ACT scores. I took the ACT three times. First time E- 34 M- 36 R- 33 S- 34 Composite 34.25 which rounds to 34 Second time E- 36 M- 33 R- 15 S- 27 Composite 27.75 which rounds ...
28 Apr, 00:03 Fred_PrepSch...101
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My school is forcing me to retake my ACT even though I scored a 31.

I've been told that I have to retake the test because the county paid for it, even though I paid for it in the fall and I scored a 31. Do I have to take it ? What happens if I don't show up? I'm afraid (from what I am reading )that I may score lower the second time? What should I do? Can they force ...
03 Mar, 12:59 homeskooler26
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Name is incorrect on ACT admission ticket?

I looked at my ACT admission ticket, and I realized my last name is wrong! I'm really worried that I won't be able to take the test or get my scores. What should I do in this situation??
17 Dec '16, 12:06 Jjastore1
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Fluctuating ACT Score

I took the ACT twice, the first in September and the second in October. My composite score was a 33 on the 1st and a 32 on the second. However, what I'm most worried about and debating is my subscores. For the math section, I got a 31 in the 1st and a 33 on the second. However, I got a 33 on the rea...
12 Dec '16, 14:35 Laura_PrepSc...521
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The ACT sent a cancelled score. What can I do?

I decided to cancel sending a score report to UMich (my first choice school) for fear of having them see a poor ACT score. I did this prior to their 12:00 pm CST deadline on the day of. I was glad I did so, because when I received my scores they were much lower than my best test. I checked Wolverin...
16 Nov '16, 11:36 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is it worth it to retake the ACT because of a bad writing score?

If I got a 36 composite score on my ACT but a writing score of 8, should I retake the ACT in hopes of a higher writing score, or is this good enough?
15 Nov '16, 15:56 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Same Exact SAT Score?

I took my first SAT Practice test and got a 1130. The next time I did significantly worse and got a 1040. Now, I have taken another practice test and got a 1130 again! Is this normal?
30 Oct '16, 20:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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ACT High Composite/Low Writing, Selective schools

I am an international student doing the IB Diploma at an international school in China. I will be applying to Princeton and Stanford this year. I took the ACT with writing in April, June and September and respectively got 34 Composite/25 writing and 35 Composite/19 writing, 34Composite/(6/12Writing)...
19 Oct '16, 16:30 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Bad Idea to Take ACT 4 Times?

I'm taking the ACT for the 3rd time soon. If I don't reach my goal on this next test, would it be a bad idea to take it a 4th time?
23 Aug '16, 17:42 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Take ACT during my gap year

Hi! I'm taking a gap year next year (I'm going to move to Brazil's biggest city with some friends and dedicate myself 100% to my startup). I'm planning to take TOEFL and SAT Subject this year and take the ACT only next year. Is there any difference for colleges about taking the test this year or nex...
16 Aug '16, 15:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Actual ACT test drastically different than my Practice tests

I take practice tests at home with the same official time limit, sometimes 5 minutes less in order to compensate for filling out the bubbles. I get about composite 32-34 range with the practice tests. I have only taken the previously administered tests. I've also all the tests from the red ACT book,...
16 Aug '16, 15:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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High Composite, Low Writing- applying to Columbia

I am an international student doing the IB Diploma at an international school in China. I will be applying Early Decision to Columbia University this year. I took the ACT with writing in April and June and respectively got 34 Composite/25 writing and 35 Composite/19 writing. Although Columbia does n...
03 Aug '16, 16:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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ACT Writing Score Questions - When To Hand Score?

On the recent June ACT Test I received a 23 on my writing, but my composite was a 30. The breakdown for the subscores were all 8s which seemed peculiar to me, as I know that my strength lies in ideas and analysis, whereas my organizational strategies tend to be weaker. Would you advise having my ess...
27 Jul '16, 16:40 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Are scores from state-mandated ACTs acceptable on college applications?

I live in a state where all high school students have to take the ACT. Are my scores from the state-mandated test ok to submit to colleges? Or do I need to take the ACT again independently and submit those scores instead?
27 Jul '16, 12:21 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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A-Minus effect on GPA and how do IVY LEAGUES recalculate GPA?

Hello, I am a rising junior, and I am very worried about my GPA. I have a lot of A-minuses, which are counted as 4.00 in most high schools. I recently heard that IVY LEAGUE schools weigh an A- as a 3.7, rather than a 4.00. So does that mean that if you have an A- average, you have a 3.7 GPA? Prepsc...
21 Jul '16, 12:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What percentage score a perfect 36 on ACT writing?

What percentage of students scored a perfect 36 in 2015-2016? Are there schools that weigh a good writing score heavily?
18 Jul '16, 13:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I retake the SAT or the ACT?

I've taken both the SAT and ACT, each with pretty average results. I took the SAT in March and scored 1090 (570 English & 520 Math). On the June ACT I scored a 23 composite (23E, 23M, 24R, & 23S). I believe my weak points on the SAT were that I lacked the general rules and knowledge needed t...
08 Jul '16, 14:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How can I boost my reading speed for the ACT reading section?

Hi, I am really struggling with the ACT reading section. I have never finished it on time. It usually takes me 45 minutes to complete this 35 minites' section. I took the ACT once and due to the time limit, I didn't get to look at the articles thoroughly. Can you please give me some advice? Thank yo...
08 Jul '16, 14:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Can SAT and ACT Prep scholar help my child raise her scores?

My daughter is planning to retake both the ACT and SAT in October. I want to know if 3 months of prep scholar complete will help her bring her ACT and SAT score up. Her first scores are ACT, CR: 30, 36, 28 and SAT, 690, 640, 640. She needs to raise her scores substantially to get into her target sch...
03 Jul '16, 13:36 Torrey2161
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Study help for Big Picture type questions - ACT English?

Hello friends, I am going to take the ACT for a second time soon (got a 32 first time), and constantly get the big picture questions wrong on ACT English. I get one of these questions wrong about every other test. I review, decide it makes sense. Then go on to the next test where I miss one yet aga...
29 Jun '16, 14:38 Laura_PrepSc...521
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ACT score decreased by 5 points on second attempt?

I've taken the ACT twice, and I'm worried because my composite score decreased by 5 points on my second attempt. Could this have a negative impact on my application? Or will colleges largely ignore the second score and just look at the first one?
28 Jun '16, 10:33 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is it bad to take the ACT more than 3 times?

I've taken the ACT 3 times, and I've gotten the same composite score (28) every. single. time. It only goes up to a 29 even with superscoring, and I really would like to score above a 30. Will I look bad to colleges if I take the test a fourth time?
27 Jun '16, 16:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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30 ACT score: should I retake it for California state universities?

I have a 30 on the ACT, and I'm debating whether or not I should retake. Money is tight, so I don't want to register for the test if it's unnecessary. The schools I'm worried about are UC Irvine/UC Davis, UCLA, and Berkeley. I do have a high GPA (3.9 unweighted) and have taken 8 AP classes, so I thi...
27 Jun '16, 16:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How can I prepare for the ACT in a month?

Hey everyone, I'm a rising junior, and wanted to know how should I prepare for the ACT under the following conditions: Desired score: 34+ Time: One month Date of exam: October 2016 (ACT with writing)
27 Jun '16, 07:07 Borris0111
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How and When Do I Prep For the ACT? Rising Sophomore As of Now

Hello, I am unsure when I should really start putting hours into prepping for the ACT. I'm a rising sophomore (meaning I'll be 10th grade for 2016-2017 year) and just took my a few practice tests at home to determine where I'm at. Math: 32 English: 31 Reading: 28 Science: 30 These are the scores I g...
26 Jun '16, 16:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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