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    I have taken the ACT 2 times. Both times i got a 23. I am a junior. I was hoping to get a 25. My reading and english scores both went down 2 points. My only good score was math. I got a 28. I was hoping to be done with it, but i want to do better then 23.

    Should I take it again?



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    Re: ACT

    Depends where you want to go to school...



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Depends where you want to go to school...
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    Re: ACT

    i got a 25 on my first try and im a junior and im never going back again



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
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    Apply to Iowa State now and see if you get in...if not, re-take it this fall, if in, don't. I think the new admissions crap is a joke, but I'd guess that's enough.



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    I have taken the ACT 2 times. Both times i got a 23. I am a junior. I was hoping to get a 25. My reading and english scores both went down 2 points. My only good score was math. I got a 28. I was hoping to be done with it, but i want to do better then 23.

    Should I take it again?
    If your grades are good and you got a 23 you should be ok for ISU. Anyone else have insight on this?

    There used to be something like if you got a 24 or higher or were in the top 25% of your class you were good for admission. That was in the early 1990s though.

    Do you need a higher score for scholarships? or are you just concerned about getting in? Also, do you know what major you want to do?



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Apply to Iowa State now and see if you get in...if not, re-take it this fall, if in, don't. I think the new admissions crap is a joke, but I'd guess that's enough.
    I'm about 99% sure i would get in. I have a 3.9 GPA. I was mainly thinking about scholarships.



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    Re: ACT

    I took it twice and improved by 3 points the second time. I also thought the test was way easier the second time. Aren't there like 15 versions? So you might give it a whirl again.

    That said, it sucked and I'm glad I'm not the one who has to take it again.

    What major are you trying for? If you're not close to scholarship $ or something like that I'd just apply. I got a 28 and it turned out to be worth pretty much nothing - the 25 would have gotten me in just fine anyway and 28 isn't all that impressive in engineering.

    I had friends that that ****** test scores that just took a summer class the first summer and if they got a C or higher they were in. If you can't get a C or higher in an entry pysch class you probably shouldn't be there anyway.



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    There used to be something like if you got a 24 or higher or were in the top 25% of your class you were good for admission. That was in the early 1990s though.

    Do you need a higher score for scholarships? or are you just concerned about getting in? Also, do you know what major you want to do?
    To the first part: The new admissions formula is wayyyyy f'd up. I was in the top half of my class and got in automatically that way.

    Normally. Scholarships depending strongly on academics don't normally start until about 30 however.



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    If your grades are good and you got a 23 you should be ok for ISU. Anyone else have insight on this?

    There used to be something like if you got a 24 or higher or were in the top 25% of your class you were good for admission. That was in the early 1990s though.

    Do you need a higher score for scholarships? or are you just concerned about getting in? Also, do you know what major you want to do?
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    Re: ACT

    also, talk to your intended department. some departments allow you to skip some requirements depending on your ACT score in certain areas. Also IIRC you might get to skip English 104 or 150 its called now, if you have an ACT-E of 24 i believe.



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    I'm about 99% sure i would get in. I have a 3.9 GPA. I was mainly thinking about scholarships.
    You'll get in, however, you'll be competing with a LOT of people for scholarships. 23 nor 25 is going to get you much...



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    Re: ACT

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    To the first part: The new admissions formula is wayyyyy f'd up. I was in the top half of my class and got in automatically that way.

    Normally. Scholarships depending strongly on academics don't normally start until about 30 however.
    I'll have to check the new admissions formula out. Is it a lot easier? That stinks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I'll have to check the new admissions formula out. Is it a lot easier? That stinks.
    I don't know if it's easier or harder, there's just a LOT more complicated formula. Lemme see if I can find it before I head to class.



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    Re: ACT

    I would probably take it again. If I remember right, not that I paid for it, but it doesn't cost much to take does it?


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