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26...and it got me in trouble because my grades were just OK in high school. Oops!
The SAT is more widely accepted.
The ACT seems to be more of a mid-west thing.
I grew up in Boston and never took the SAT...I have friends that ended up at Harvard and MIT on ACT scores, having also never taken the SAT...
The majority of colleges in the U.S., particularly those on the East and West Coasts, still require an SAT score as part of the application. But depending on the schools to which you are applying, you may have a choice between the ACT and the SAT
Took 'em both several times. I may have been a truly slacker student, but the tests were always good for an ego boost. And, yes, I do remember my scores.
I got a 17, the first time - when I took it in 7th grade.
The interesting part is that I have an aunt who found out I took it as part of a gifted program and asked what score I got. I said 17 and she looked shocked and said "That's the score I got when I was a Senior in high school". Everyone got real quiet.
I graduated high school a year early so a couple of friends that were also graduating and I took a road trip to a local community college to take the ACT. Along the way, we enjoyed significant quantities of a "herbal enhancement". So we took the test in a VERY relaxed and happy state of mind. Now I'm not saying this influenced my score one way or the other but you never know.
I forgot to include that I also took the test in the early 1970's
I had no calculator when I took the test. Heck almost no one had a calculator in 1972. My folks gave me one as a graduation present. It was a TI SR71 (I think). The thing could add, subtract, multiply, divide and do exponentials. They called this a 'scientific' calculator and it cost nearly $300 (1972 $).
I don't remember which one I took. Just vaguely remember going to the LHS cafeteria one Saturday to take it and that I did "OK" on it.
I scored 27, but I was only into punk rock, heavy metal, loose chix, and fast cars ...
I lost my bid to pepperdine because of that.
23... Somewhat disappointed in that even to this day.
30... but this was back in 1995. The test is probably a bit different now!
36 is the highest you can score. If you got a 36 you should have had a full ride scholarship somewhere. If you didn't get one, we're not the suckers.
the lower end of the bell curve
Still use my 1971 model of Bomar (Bowmar) Brain. Just adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides. I think this was just before the original TI and is thought by many to be the first hand held, battery operated calculating device.
I graduated from HS in 1971 w/ honors but due to bearing a child didn't take the ACT until 1975. I scored a 34.
Graduated early, 1969, why I'll never know. My score is same as my age when I finally stopped wetting the bed, 18.
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