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By Skeees (Skeees) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 08:31 am: Edit

I just got my ACT score today, I took it at the end of tenth grade. I got a 32. I am kind of not happy with my score. I think that it is pretty bad. Any comments or anything? Should i retake the test next year?

By Drusba (Drusba) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 09:06 am: Edit

32 is a very high score (usually 99th percentile) and in the usual range of those admitted to even the elite colleges, although in the lower range for MIT and Caltech (which usually have the highest average scores of any colleges).

Depending on where you intend to apply, you may have to take it again next year (in second semester) or the new SAT. For the 2006 applicant to college, many colleges are going to require submission of either the new SAT that starts next year with the writing section or the new ACT that starts next year with the optional writing section (and require you take that option). For example, all the UC's have that requirement. Others may allow you to fill in the "writing" requirement with the SAT II writing and still others will just take the old tests. So check with colleges you intend to apply to for actual rules that will apply.

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:27 am: Edit

we get our act scores today?

By Biojr (Biojr) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit

if you pay the $8 you can get them online at act.org

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:38 am: Edit

oh. I thought the mail. never mind

By Guitarshredder (Guitarshredder) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:06 am: Edit

If you think a 32 is bad...well then you're crazy.

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit

35

w00t! I'm quite happy, improved on my previous score by 3 points...yay!

By Guitarshredder (Guitarshredder) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit

Congrats!

I'd be satisfied with anything in the 30s.

By Apemanttt (Apemanttt) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 12:19 pm: Edit

33 here

10th grade: 29
11th grade beginning of year: 32
11th grade end of year: 33

I want a 34 for Stanford!!!!!!!!!!!

Dammn, I only got a 1310 on my SAT... I did horrible on the verbal.

By Esotericstorm (Esotericstorm) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 02:08 pm: Edit

How much longer do you think it'll take for scores to arrive in the mail?

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 02:44 pm: Edit

32 = 1420, amazing

hunter1985: wow 35 = 1580, how many did you get wrong and how did you prepare for the test if you did?

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit

Thanks Crazylicious, I'm not sure how many I got wrong, but I know, subscore wise, I got a 36 (18/18/18) in math, 35 science, 34 reading (17 SS, 18 arts/lit), and 34 english (18 mechanics, 16 rhetorical).

I really didn't prep, I took the SAT IIs the week before, and I sort of reviewed Geo/Trig math stuff, so I guess was enough of a refresher. Other than that, I had an awesome grammer teacher this past year, and she also made us do a lot of critical reading, so that helped with the rest of the sections.

A lot of the ACT is just being able to quickly read and analyze , as well as knowing a few trig formulas. Endurance is another part as well- being able to trudge through so many reading sections, and then being able to analyze graphs/charts in the science part. Bottom line, know trig formulas, grammer rules, and be able to read quickly and competently.

So yeah, I've been on a bit of a high today, I'm hoping this sort of "wraps up" Georgetown and George Washington, and hopefully makes a strong case for Harvard and/or MIT.

Anything in the 30's is awesome though, congrats to all. Nothing to be ashamed of if you get in the 30's.

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 04:55 pm: Edit

Congrats to all on those awesome scores! How long do you think it will be before scores arrive through regular US mail?

By Ilcapo (Ilcapo) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:22 pm: Edit

Hunter - hate to break it to you, but nothing "wraps up" Georgetown.

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit

Well, considering that the rest of my app is (IMO) pretty good, this sort of completes ie. cherry on top for my app. I'm pretty sure it's good enough to get me in to G-Town. Don't stress out, anywho I think George Washington is a better school, and I'm almost positive I can get in there.

By Mark123yo (Mark123yo) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:49 pm: Edit

34 here (31e, 36m, 32r, 36s) .. up from a 33
anybody know if they take composite.. because if i use scores from both tests.. the average is 34.5 .. a 35 composite?

By Jolt21 (Jolt21) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:52 pm: Edit


Quote:

35

w00t! I'm quite happy, improved on my previous score by 3 points...yay!



thats a great score, it got me a lot of places

By Gostanford (Gostanford) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:56 pm: Edit

what is the highest that you can score?

By Bfjava (Bfjava) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit

nope, they don't take subscores from different tests. Your 34 is only a 34, hehe

btw, when is it supposed to come by mail here in the Midwest?

By Apemanttt (Apemanttt) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 06:24 pm: Edit

36 is the highest possible score.

By Mattman (Mattman) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 07:46 pm: Edit

You made a 32 as only a sophomore? That's absolutely terrible!

But seriously, I don't see how you could possibly be concerned. You are *done* with standardized tests before you even *start* your junior year, unless you're applying to one of the top 10 colleges in the nation.

By the way, it is easy to irk some people when you're complaining about your scores that put you in the top 1% of the nation.

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 08:37 pm: Edit

hey a few schools take the highest combined score, but only a very few. i know that Wash U. in st louis does...

By Bento (Bento) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 09:12 pm: Edit

34.25...so close to a 35! Ah well, I'm satisfied.

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:47 pm: Edit

Start posting whenever you receive your scores by mail, and tell the city/state you live in, please :-)

By Korey (Korey) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 08:06 pm: Edit

BUMP!

By Snappy987 (Snappy987) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 10:06 pm: Edit

Checked mine online. 29 :(. Oh well, first time taking the test, I'll give it another try.

By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit

hey, when can you check your scores online for free?

By Korey (Korey) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:55 am: Edit

never, lol...

By Apemanttt (Apemanttt) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:36 am: Edit

29 isn't bad!

By Korey (Korey) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit

Yeah, 29 is good. A 29 is like a dream for me...I'll let ya know what I made whenever it comes in the mail...

By Vtoodler (Vtoodler) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:05 am: Edit

I hope you're kidding. why would you not be happy with a 32. Do you know that less than 2% of kids get that score. Besides you are only in the tenth grade. Lay off

By Esotericstorm (Esotericstorm) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:22 pm: Edit

Anybody get their score in the mail yet?

By Jlaws30 (Jlaws30) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit

i did.

By Esotericstorm (Esotericstorm) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit

Where do you live?

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 01:18 pm: Edit

I got mine in the mail today. I live in the South. Got a 30. Got a 30 last time too. (4 months ago.) Now, I don't know what to do. I was planning to not retake my SAT since I was expecting a lot higher on my ACT. (1350) What do you think I should do? Do colleges take the scores from each ACT section from different tests and average them together to form a higher score? Please help./

By Mattman (Mattman) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit

No, *most* colleges only look at your composite ACT score, not the "superscore" of the highest of each field (unlike the SAT). A 1350 and 30 are really good scores, from your list of schools and assuming you're a California resident I'd say you'd get in easily to Georgia Tech, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, and maybe Rice. If you're really concerned with getting into Stanford, Columbia, or MIT though I'd strongly recommend you retake the SAT.

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 02:27 pm: Edit

I was hoping to send the ACT scores to the other schools. I don't live in California.

Colleges combine highest SAT scores, no?

By Korey (Korey) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit

Ecnerwalc, where in the South do you live? I live in MS...I hope we get our scores today or tomorrow...BTW, a 30 would be a dream for me, right now, so congrats :-P

By Iii (Iii) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 03:32 pm: Edit

When I took it in April I got a 34E/32M/35R/29S = 33.

I took it in June and got 36E/35M/27R/30S = 32.

Is it possible for me to report the highest subscores from both test dates to make 36E/35M/35R/30S = 34 composite? I was really distracted during the reading portion the second time I took the test.

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 05:23 pm: Edit

korey, I live in Alabama. I still haven't received my SAT ii scores yet in the mail. looks like ACT schooled collegeboard at grading and mailing.

By Korey (Korey) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:37 pm: Edit

Alabama? Wha-wha-what?! I live CLOSER to Iowa, and I still haven't received my scores yet...

By Nutriamorada (Nutriamorada) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:42 am: Edit

I got my ACT score in the mail today (I live in Arizona)

34 English, 31 math, 35 reading, 27 science
composite = 32

I went in fully cold... whee!

btw, I have a question. for Reading it says that I got full marks in both subsections, 18/18. so why is my score 35 and not 36 for that? weak.

By Jefiner41 (Jefiner41) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 02:03 am: Edit

For all of you people who received outstanding subscores in reading, how do you do it?! lol!

I'm not known as the fasted reader, but I'm really slow either. If I really speed, I get distracted, and I end up reading the entire paragraph again. The highest score I've ever gotten on it (taking it again in September) is 24. :(

ANY help or tips whatsoever??

By Mattman (Mattman) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit

The entire Reading section is all about understanding what is going on in the passages. I suggest that you underline relevant parts or star areas where you think they'll ask questions. Some people tell you to read the questions first and skim the passage, but I'd advise against it because you have very limited time so just read it carefully once and upon reading the question, go to where you remember underlining it.

I took ACT twice and reading was my best score both times, a 31 and 32 subscore.

By Everyprincess (Everyprincess) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 09:31 am: Edit

I STILL DON'T HAVE MY SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Am i the only one?
who else didn't get there score yet?

By Maud (Maud) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 10:26 am: Edit

I didn't get my score yet either...I'm in Maryland, where are you?

By Esotericstorm (Esotericstorm) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 11:22 am: Edit

I haven't gotten my score yet either...in WV. Hopefully today.

By Esotericstorm (Esotericstorm) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 02:37 pm: Edit

Oh, finally got my score.

34 up from a 33.

36 M 36 S 34 R 31 (aklsdfj;klasjdfkl;asd) E

Up 7 points in Science, 2 in Reading.
Went down 4 points in English. Bah. So close to a 35!!!

By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 06:09 pm: Edit

i havent gotten my scores yet :(

By Korey (Korey) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 09:30 pm: Edit

I haven't gotten mine yet, either...Maybe Monday?

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 12:23 am: Edit

You know what's interesting, I'll probably get my ACT scores on monday, and most likely my SAT scores on tuesday or wednesday, even though the SAT was taken a week before the ACT.
Hmmmm

By Upsided (Upsided) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 06:06 pm: Edit

for people bitching about getting SAT scores late...

i took ACTs on apr 3 and didn't get my scores back until late may AFTER people got their MAY SAT scores back. so ACT is not always better than collegeboard.

By Korey (Korey) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit

Ok, I spoke to one of my friends (whom I met on CC :-P), and she said that her, her brother, and her friend have already received their score reports (we all live in the same state, btw) so I'm assuming something went kablooey with my score report :-/ I filled out all the info correctly...I dunno what happened...

By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:05 am: Edit

well i live in illinois (i cant believe im posting at 3:00 in the morning) and my scores havent come yet either. I figure that theyll come later today but if they dont, more waiting i guess :(.

By Emilia (Emilia) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:09 pm: Edit

I got mine today and took the June 8th test date. (I'm in Illinois) I finally got the 33 I wanted, up from a 32 last time. I'm happy considering I had no test prep. What sunk me last time was my math score - only a 30, because my calculator ran out of batteries during the test. So only SAT IIs to go, and I'm happy with all of my scores.

Good job, everyone! Now relax, it's summer time!

By Kousuke (Kousuke) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:49 pm: Edit

32. think im gonna go jump off a bridge.
27v, 35m, 31r, 35s. 32C. lower than my 1490SAT. was really hoping for a 34. or atleast 33. think i killed my chances at amherstED, unless i can retake before applying. are those scores good enough for rice or amherst, maybe even stern or JHU? im really sad about that 35m and 35s, how the hell did i not get a 36math?

By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit

ok, so now whats the deal with sending these ACT scores to colleges? Do we get to choose whether they go to colleges or not and are they on are high school transcript no matter what?

By Korey (Korey) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 05:20 pm: Edit

If you want your score report to be sent to a college(s) then you should've filled out which colleges you wanted it to be sent when you signed up, but ACT allows you to order seperate score reports for a fee (visit the website). I'm not sure about the transcript thing...I've heard that some schools list your ACT scores on it and some schools don't. Ask your counselor.

By Green01 (Green01) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit

easy Kousuke, you missed a question :o

By Korey (Korey) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit

GAHHH where is my score report?! It didn't come in today!

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit

I'm going to break a commoon online grammar rule to instill a lesson in everyone here:

IF YOU SCORE IN THE 30'S YOU ARE PERFECTALLY FINE FOR ALMOST ANY COLLEGE. DO NOT FLIP OUT OVER A 32, ASSUMING THE REST OF YOUR APP IS GOOD, YOU HAVE A REASONABLE SHOT AT ALMOST ANY COLLEGE!

By Jefiner41 (Jefiner41) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:38 am: Edit

Amen Hunter1985 ..

I would LOVE it if I could get an ACT score of 30 or above.

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:42 am: Edit

So would I! Maybe I can be one of the people that complain about their 30 or above whenever my fricken score report gets delivered...

By Stanmaster22 (Stanmaster22) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:12 am: Edit

Has anyone gotten scores who is from new york?

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit

Come on! SOMEBODY must have gotten their scores today...

By Ella05 (Ella05) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 06:33 pm: Edit

33, up from a 31. (35/32/32/29). I'm pretty excited, although I always wish for higher than I got. Any one know what this is in SAT terms?

By Calidan (Calidan) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 06:38 pm: Edit

It's close to a 1470. Has any standby test-taker received their scores yet? I haven't. Any help?

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 07:01 pm: Edit

If my scores don't come in today then I'm gonna make it official: something went wrong with my score report :-( I took it in Mississippi (where I live) and I wouldn't be surprised if the hicks who handled the score reports accidentally shredded them all or something.

By Billingdate (Billingdate) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 07:31 pm: Edit

yep, i still haven't gotten my scores either. I haven't been able to check online yet...considering my dad is a freak about loaning me his credit card for a measely eight dollars. I'm in Ohio. I'm really not looking forward to them : |...Science didn't necessarily hype me up to see my scores.

By Korey (Korey) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to my scores because I'm an idiot, but I would like to at least get my score report, haha... My dad won't let me do the online score thing anymore because when I took the ACT for the first time back in February, I did the online score thing, but then later that day my score report arrived in the mail haha. My dad was sorta angry :-/ Oh well...

By Antique (Antique) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit

I can't even get mine online. Supposedly they haven't checked a lot of them and some of them, mine being one, have not even been scored yet. I called today. If they aren't in tomorrow, I'm going to scream!

By Everyprincess (Everyprincess) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:42 pm: Edit

good i'm not the only one, i just checked mine. They said to wait for another week! STILL!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR..... do they have them by phone? anyone know the # ?

By Korey (Korey) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 12:34 am: Edit

Why would they only score certain answer sheets at a time? Do they score them by color? I had a blue answer sheet. What color did you all have?

By Korey (Korey) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 06:35 pm: Edit

BUMP! GRR!!

By Korey (Korey) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 07:55 pm: Edit

Yes! My scores finally came in...But I won't find out what I made until tomorrow (weird situation, don't ask) At least there wasn't some weird mess-up...

By Korey (Korey) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit

Grr....my composite only increased ONE point. I made a 27. Here's the breakdown: 33E/26M/21R/27S. I dunno what happened in Reading, but frankly, I'm surprised I did that well. I was on like the 3rd column of bubbles when there were 5 minutes left :-/ Oh well...If only I can raise all my other scores to my English score :-D

By Hhboyji (Hhboyji) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit

I made 27 too... GEEZ
I got 28 for the first time and I didn't study at all. And I put my effort to make lower score??

It's just wrong... I have to take it again, damn it.

My score was,
24E/33M/26R/24S

How the hell do people study for this bloody test??

By Korey (Korey) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:53 pm: Edit

That's what I want to know...lol

By Sulskman (Sulskman) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 09:32 am: Edit

I got 27.
29R/28E/27M/23S

I am not sending this score as I did better on SAT (1320) and SAT II (760,740,690). I am not retaking this horrible test either as they don't give you enough time on the sections IMO. I will retake the SAT I, however.

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 09:52 am: Edit

What is IMO? I've seen it a lot of times.

By Mentallydrangd (Mentallydrangd) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 10:00 am: Edit

I only had a 1330 combined on the SAT, so I was happy when my ACT went up from a 29 in march to a 33 this time around! and i did no studying. congrats to me! it was 31E/32M/35R/34S... and all you people complaining, hush up. cuz theyre all good scores, and the great thing about the ACT is that its score choice, so dont worry about it.

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 11:46 am: Edit

IMO=In my opinion
IMHO=In my humble opinion

By Ecnerwalc (Ecnerwalc) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 07:50 pm: Edit

Ah.

By Riflesforwatie (Riflesforwatie) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit

I got 33 this time (36R/32S/32M/32E), improved from a 27... I'm pretty happy


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