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    ACT score

    I'm taking the ACTs soon and I was wondering what a good score would be to target for. What kind of score would one need to be eligible for good scholarships for Iowa State?



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    Re: ACT score

    36. Might as well aim high



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    Re: ACT score

    36 would be a good goal.



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    Re: ACT score

    u need a 21 to get in to iowa state...

    I got a 21 and got accepted, I took it again and got a 24...not great but i got in so who cares.


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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by BCClone View Post
    36 would be a good goal.
    Haha I wish I could score that high. Took it last year as a sophomore and scored a 32 so maybe with a few good guesses.



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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by craigbrackins21 View Post
    What kind of score would one need to be eligible for good scholarships for Iowa State?
    Take the PSAT and try to become an National Merit Scholar.

    To be competitive for an purely academic scholarship you'll need an ACT score in the 30's.




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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by craigbrackins21 View Post
    Haha I wish I could score that high. Took it last year as a sophomore and scored a 32 so maybe with a few good guesses.
    Given your ACT score:

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Take the PSAT and try to become an National Merit Scholar.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Take the PSAT and try to become an National Merit Scholar.

    To be competitive for an purely academic scholarship you'll need an ACT score in the 30's.
    I wish someone would have told me about the PSAT before. The way our teacher explained it it was just a practice for the ACTs and since I already took the ACTs once it seemed pointless. And then I by the time I figured out how important it would have been it was too late. Stupid guidance counselor.



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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Given your ACT score:
    Just keep your score and ask the girl with the richest parents you know to marry you. Less work that way.



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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Take the PSAT and try to become an National Merit Scholar.

    To be competitive for an purely academic scholarship you'll need an ACT score in the 30's.

    Academic scholarships are subjective and political. I scored a 30, several points higher than my siblings, and they received a LOT more free money than I did, and we all attended ISU.

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    Re: ACT score

    I had a 32 on the ACT and got little for scholarships from Iowa State.



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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by craigbrackins21 View Post
    I wish someone would have told me about the PSAT before. The way our teacher explained it it was just a practice for the ACTs and since I already took the ACTs once it seemed pointless. And then I by the time I figured out how important it would have been it was too late. Stupid guidance counselor.
    Yep, same situation when I was in school.




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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by craigbrackins21 View Post
    I wish someone would have told me about the PSAT before. The way our teacher explained it it was just a practice for the ACTs and since I already took the ACTs once it seemed pointless. And then I by the time I figured out how important it would have been it was too late. Stupid guidance counselor.
    I feel your pain. I got told the same thing, therefore I was out of contention. Probably wouldn't have mattered anyway, my class had a bunch of smart folks in it. I think I scored a 34 on the ACT and got a few scholarships. Not a huge amount, they must save those for the 36's!



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    Re: ACT score

    The only time ACT score mattered when it came to scholarships that I am aware of was for out of state kids. The get the ACE (award for competitive excellence) and your ACT puts you in different money levels.



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    Re: ACT score

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    u need a 21 to get in to iowa state...

    I got a 21 and got accepted, I took it again and got a 24...not great but i got in so who cares.
    Has this changed? I thought if you were ranked in the top half of your graduating class, you didn't need a 21. At least, when I graduated HS that's how it was. I think I got like a 19 on my ACT but was ranked really high in my class and got in. I was going to retake it, but after finding out I didn't need to, I didn't.


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