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High Composite Score Low Essay Score on the ACT?

I recently took the ACT, and I got a 34 composite score but only a 6 on the essay. Should I be worried about my low essay score? Would it be smart to retake the test?
09 May '18, 07:22 joeroot1234(suspended)
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Are my scores too low for top schools like HYPSM

I am an international applicant from the UK (I am going for around the top 10 US universities). I am aware that my GCSEs (12A+), A Level predictions (4A+) and SAT 2 (Maths 2 800/ Physics 790) are good enough. However my standardised test scores are on the lower end. I am applying to major in Maths. ...
14 Nov '17, 12:41 Benfica11
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Can You Retake Only Specific Sections of the Test?

My daughter did well on some portions of the test, but one the Science portion she could improve her score. Is it possible to only take certain portions of the ACT? And if not, what is the reasoning?
19 Sep '17, 12:11 Talofa1
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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...536
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Writing Test Retake Yielded Lower Score: Which Score Do Colleges See?

I have a student who took the ACT writing test twice. Her first score was several points higher than her second score. She wants to know if the higher of the two scores, the more recent of the two, or an average of the two scores is reported to colleges. Answer?
04 Nov '16, 11:49 Laura_PrepSc...536
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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...536
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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...536
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29 ACT Score for Georgetown and NYU?

I'm planning on applying for transfer to Georgetown or NYU, and I have an ACT score of 29. Should I retake the test, or is my score high enough for these schools already?
28 Jun '16, 10:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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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_PrepScholar1.4k
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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_PrepScholar1.4k
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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_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take the SAT and the ACT senior fall?

Hi - I'm looking to prep for both SAT and ACT this summer and take both tests in the fall. It looks like the ACT test date is one month before the SAT test date. Is it a good idea to prep for both this summer? Previous SAT score: 1750 Previous ACT score: 28 Thanks - Rising Senior C/O 2017
06 Jun '16, 15:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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33 ACT score - should I retake for top colleges?

I've consistently gotten 35-36s on practice tests, but there were some distractions at my test center, and I missed a few questions on the Science section. As a result, I ended up with a 33 composite score. I know a 33 isn't a bad score, but I don't want to disadvantage myself unnecessarily if I can...
01 Jun '16, 15:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I retake the ACT or try the SAT instead?

I got a 30 on the ACT, but I didn't take it with Writing. I wasn't expecting to get this high of a score the first time around, so I figured it was fine to save Writing for a retake. At this point, I have to either take the ACT again with Writing or take the SAT. I'm thinking maybe I should go with...
26 May '16, 11:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does a low writing score cripple your test?

I'm a junior in high school, and I took the ACT last month. I got a 35 composite (34 on reading and english, 35 on math, 36 on science), but a 23 on the essay. I have my heart set on an Ivy League (especially Columbia and Dartmouth), and I was wondering, does a 23 merit retaking the ACT, or should I...
11 May '16, 10:28 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT scores - Which should I send?

I did the ACT with writing in December and got 30 composite and 33 in writing. I did the ACT again in April and got 32 composite but my writing dropped to 25. Should I send both or just one? If so, which one should I send?
06 May '16, 15:15 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Better to retake ACT to show consistency?

Does it look bad to only take the ACT one time? I scored a 34 the first time I took the ACT and don't want to risk retaking it, because it's good enough for the colleges I'm applying to. But do colleges like to see some consistency across multiple tests?
29 Mar '16, 16:33 Laura_PrepSc...536
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34 vs 35/36 on the ACT - What's the difference?

Is there a big difference between 34 and a 35 or 36 composite score on the ACT? I got a 34 composite (34 34 34 32 essay 8/12) the first time I took it. I’m perfectly fine with my score, but my mother wants me to retake it. So for the next ACT, I’d like to raise my essay score to at least 30-32 and m...
29 Mar '16, 16:14 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Retake the ACT? High total ACT but low Writing score

My ACT composite score is 33, but I only got a 6 out of 12 on the essay. Should I retake the ACT Plus Writing?
29 Mar '16, 13:08 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How do I stay focused on ACT Reading?

I've done pretty well on the ACT, but I still want to improve my Reading score (I'm around a 29/30 right now, and I'd like to get up into the 33-36 range). My main problem is staying focused in my studying and getting through all the passages. How can I improve my focus in both studying and taking t...
29 Mar '16, 10:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT without Writing useless if schools want Writing section?

I am a sophomore and I took the ACT and got a 35. However I took the ACT without writing and I saw that most colleges require the ACT Plus Writing. Does this mean that my ACT score without writing is useless or is there some way for me to take just the writing? I am planning to go to either Michigan...
03 Feb '16, 10:25 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I skip straight to the questions on ACT Science?

I've tried reading the passage first, and I've tried skipping straight to the questions. I got the same score with both strategies (26, but I'm hoping for a 29+). Which strategy gives me the best chance of improving my score next time?
29 Jan '16, 14:28 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Suspicious ACT score improvement? How much is too much?

I didn't know anything about the ACT when I first took it, so I scored much lower than I was hoping (22). I've been studying a lot in the interim, and I'm predicting a composite score of around 30 based on practice tests. My question is whether the ACT will think I cheated if my score changes this m...
25 Jan '16, 10:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT Improvement or AP Tests: Which Is More Important Junior Year?

I’m a junior taking five AP classes this year, and I currently have a 33 ACT score. If I want to maximize my chances of getting merit scholarships for college, should I focus more on improving my ACT score a couple of points or earning high AP scores?
09 Dec '15, 14:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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