ACT Scores are up...anyone pay the $8?

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By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 07:09 am: Edit

32...better then I expected but not good enough. 28 on the

By Chicagojen (Chicagojen) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:11 am: Edit

31. I was also screwed over on science.

By Lsandin (Lsandin) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:51 am: Edit

32... That plane geometry screwed me..35 in English, 36 in Reading, 29 in Science and a 26 in math. I had a 1400 SAT score in March - have to admit couldn't get more accurate. The concordance table says an ACT of 32 is a 1410 SAT.

By Krisd (Krisd) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit

i feel so stupid, im a sophemore, but i got a 22

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 02:38 pm: Edit

Krisd - read my post in the thread that you started

By Tkburner (Tkburner) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit


By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit

congrats on the 34 Tkburner! I'm soping for that next time. I have to learn to budget my time. Krisd- you're not at all stupid. You have time!

By Joeb1223 (Joeb1223) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:40 pm: Edit

I did! I got a 33, with a low 29 in Science. :) I was hoping for a 34, but there's still next year... BTW, what's a safe estimate in the jump of your ACT score from Junior to Senior year?

By Louman226 (Louman226) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:48 pm: Edit

i got a 34..

my math score was a 36, but my subscores were 18 and 17.. does that make any sense

By Drusba (Drusba) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:18 pm: Edit

Those subscores are not things that are added to get the 36; subscores are subjected to a formula to get total. Also, I thought there were three math subscores or maybe I am thinking of another section.

By Blahdude (Blahdude) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:21 pm: Edit

35!!! 33 in english, 35 for the other three..but i got a 1440 (710 verbal 730 math) on the sat in march..that doesn't correlate..what will colleges think?

By Shaeinsanepyro (Shaeinsanepyro) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:02 pm: Edit

I took it for the first time. (I'm a freshman.)
I got a 28 overall, but I got a 36 on the Reading. (22 math, 26 science, 29 english.)

By Upsided (Upsided) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:10 pm: Edit

i really don't want to pay $8 for this.

how long will i have to wait til i get my scores in the mail?

they're so vague about when they will send them out.

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:13 pm: Edit

yeah, Im with Upsided...I want my scores, but paying for them early is a load of crap...Why can't ACT be like College Board and give them to people for free by web...Or atleast only make the payment thing a one-time deal and then get all the scores from other administrations for free...if that made any sense...Well, anyway, I think we should get the score reports by snailmail in a week or so...GRRR...evilness...

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:24 pm: Edit

Korey...I like the idea of a one-time deal. We already get jipped paying to take a freaking 3 hour test...and have to pay $8 to view scores once, and GOD KNOWS they could show up in our mailbox 4 hours later. It's ridiculous!

By Girlx (Girlx) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit

Yeah, I'm just waiting too guys. I just hope we get them soon!

By Pianoman (Pianoman) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:46 pm: Edit

Sophomore here, made a 32. Dissapointed, but I guess it's because I didn't prepare at all. Hope to raise to about a 35 with preparation.

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 09:57 am: Edit

Blahdude - Diff. tests appeal to diff. people's thinking processes. My scores are very much like yours: 35 ACT (35 32 36 35) 1440 SAT (770V 670M). Although the percentiles are diff. and the scores seem far apart, this can often be explained by an individual's aptitude for answering certain types of questions. For example, I don't know what the f*** I'm doing on the SAT math, because I don't think like they want me to; I don't see the tricks. On the ACT however, I know exactly what they want, since I've taken it seven times (I'm a terrible mathematician, but just knowing what they want me to know got me a 32 in math). The colleges you apply to won't think much of it, since they understand the differences between the tests. The schools I applied to didn't say anything, at least.

By Tkdgirl (Tkdgirl) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 05:54 pm: Edit

I just got them today! Took it as a freshman with ABSOLUTELY NO STUDYING! I ended up with a 25 composite score. 23 in English (messed up, because i didn't budget my time and ran out). 25 in Math. 25 in Reading. 28 in Science. I thought I did good, but I guess not seeing everybody elses scores. Maybe next year I'll study:)

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit

Anything in the mid 20s is definitely good. What you have to remember is most of the people here want to go to Ivies, tough southern schools, or tough UC's. A freshmen score of a 25 is pretty good. You'll have learned alot before your a junior. But yet...LEARN TO BUDGET YOUR TIME. That screwed me over...especially on the science (I only got a 28 as opposed to a 34, 33, and 31). Good luck tdk!

By Blahdude (Blahdude) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit

thanks Ilovefood..but i'll take the SAT again to hopefully get higher...I'm definitely more of an ACT person i guess

By Oovelknoovel (Oovelknoovel) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit

Hey guys. I took the ACTs in december and i got a 34 composite. but i just took the SATs and got a 1600. should i take that ACT score off my transcript?

By Korey (Korey) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

Wow...Um, NO. A 1600 SAT score and a 34 ACT score are gonna get you into pretty much anywhere you want to go...Congradulations on your achievements!

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 09:34 pm: Edit

I would DEFINITELY send both if I were you. It shows you're definitely capable of performing on any level and any sort of test. I wish I were that

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 12:18 am: Edit

Tkdgirl - don't think that your score is low; you're a freshman i had the same score when i was a freshman, and now i ended up with a 35, so just keep on keepin' on with what youre doing, and you'll do just fine when it comes around for real

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit

I don't understand why these testing organizations must be so profit-drive!? I mean, they're already making TONS of profit... and it costs VERY little to post the scores on the web. I mean, if no one did it, it would probably be free. They could just post them on the internet instead of going through the costly process of mailing to hundreds of thousands. *Grumbles at the evil logic of the ACT/SAT... and the $8 I spent* They're just capitalizing off us, the people who are already going through hell during this crazy times of admissions.

But anyways... I got composite of 33... Math 34, Reading Comp. 34, Science 34, English 30 (becuase of rhetoric! arghhhhh... who has the right to dictate style? Tell me! I mean, it's not like we have a gov't bureaucracy devoted to the regulation of grammar and style... sorry for the bitterness.

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 09:42 pm: Edit

Yeah...I really don't understand the whole rhetoric thing. Some of that english is a little sketchy

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