Decline in Score...

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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: July 2004 Archive: Decline in Score...
By Antique (Antique) on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit

I recently got my ACT score back and it was 30, down from the 32 I got in October. Now, I've already sent this lower scosre to the colleges I'm considering via the free service ACT gives when you sign up for the test.
But, what I want to know is, how bad will this look? I'll definitely try to prevent this from getting on my school transcript, but what will the colleges say when they see a decline?

I'm focusing on the SAT now, and dont' want to give the ACT again unless advised otherwise.

Any input will be greatly appreciated....

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 05:22 pm: Edit

Don't worry; almost every school out there will only consider your highest score, whether it was your latest testing or your first.

By Antique (Antique) on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

Thanks, any more input?

By Vtoodler (Vtoodler) on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 01:11 am: Edit

you really have nothing to worry about
1. this is the ACT and with the ACT, you don't have to send in all your scores
2. You have the right to ask your school not to put your scores on your transcript. At least at my school, you have that right.
3. 30, 32--> it's still like in the high ninety-something percentile

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