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Old 06-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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For those of you who are freshman in college or have a good understanding of the different colleges, i live in california and i would be really happy if i got into UCSD or UCI. i recently got a score of 28 on my ACT test and i was wondering if that score would be good enough for these two schools, or at least most of the upperclass UC's. i feel like i should be satisfied but my guilty conscious is telling me otherwise haha..
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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How many times have you taken it? Doesn't hurt to try a few more times. I took it 3 times. I kept taking them until my scored didn't raise anymore. Since the third time I got the same as my second time I stopped. I probably should have studied for it and taken another time. All 3 times I did essentially nothing to prepare for the test. It might also be a good idea to try and take the SAT once or twice. Elite colleges like to have those as well.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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it was my first time taking the ACT. and yeah i already took sat three times haha and my ACTs were higher. im going to try sat one last time this coming october to see how it goes.
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man a 28 is amazing if you want take it again... but damn a 28 is extremly good. i'm very sure you will get into these colleges as long as you had a good gpa
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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With all honesty, the difference factor in elite colleges are the essays. Out of all the tier 1 schools I applied to, I only got accepted to Georgia Tech. Coincidentally, GTech's essay was my best essay. I can't say for sure that the essays are the single most important factor because GTech also has a significantly high acceptance rate than the other schools I applied to. However, all signs indicate that. If you're looking to go into the sciences (engineering, etc) a strong math and science score will suffice. You shouldn't need to get a 34+ (although it would help).
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #6
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oh okay, becasue i got a 33 on math and 27 on science for ACT's
i just need to figure out which of my classes are counted as weighted because i know all APs are weighted. but ive heard some honors are as well.. is that true?
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Each university has their own evaluation for transcripts. I would take the ACT a few more times if I were you. Try to get 30+ on both math and science. You don't necessarily have to do it on the same tests. Some schools (ie: GTech) look at your supercomposite; that is, they look at the highest in each section from various tests. For example, my first ACT I got a 35 in science and 28 in math (don't really know what happened there). On my third, I got 32 in science and 35 in math. GTech took my math and science to be both 35 since they were the highest out of multiple tests.
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having more credit than you are supposed to shows you have the initivate to keep going and do better also... uat said it was a very good thing i had 15 extra credit cuz it put me number 5 in the acceptance catagory.
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^ I'm not sure how much that really affects admission. I pretty much had a minor in math by the time I graduated high school; that didn't seem to help very much.
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ok well im going to be a senior next year so i basically have one more chance next sept.;is the thing where you said they take your supercomposite really true? never heard of that lol
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