ACT vs. SAT





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: ACT vs. SAT
By Shmem (Shmem) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 05:42 pm: Edit

Hi guys-

I have taken the SATs a total of three times now, and I can't seem to get above a 1390. I've also taken the ACTs and got a 34.

Is my ACT score good enough on its own, or should I shoot for a higher SAT (once again)? When I apply, should I include both scores, or just one... and which one?

My first choice colleges are NYU and USC, and I'm also applying to UCLA, UCSD, Northwestern, Columbia, and possibly UCSB. Any help would be appreciated.. thanks!

-Emily

By Neo (Neo) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 05:51 pm: Edit

Use your highest scores. Forget your lower ones.

I've only taken the SAT, so I could become specialized in it. Even so, I'll be submitting my best scores to the colleges I apply to.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 01:09 pm: Edit

You probably shouldn't take the SAT over...taking it four times would make colleges think you have nothing better to do, and 34 on the ACT equates to mid-high-1400s on the SAT (I think).


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