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Taking the ACT as a senior?

Is it too late to take the ACT as a senior? I'm not too thrilled with my SAT scores, and I'm wondering if I can try the ACT in the fall of my senior year before I submit my applications to colleges.

6 months ago

It's definitely not too late to take the ACT as a senior! In fact, many students choose to take standardized tests like the ACT or SAT one last time during the fall of their senior year. This can allow you to potentially improve your scores and submit stronger college applications.

However, you should be mindful of the specific deadlines associated with the colleges you plan to apply to. Early Decision and Early Action deadlines usually fall around November, so you would want to ensure your test scores are available in time for consideration. Regular Decision deadlines are typically around January, which provides a bit more time to receive and submit your scores.

The ACT is administered in September, October, and December during the fall. You should try to take the ACT as early as possible to ensure you have enough time for the results to be processed and sent to colleges. Additionally, if you're not happy with your score, taking the test earlier in the fall may provide you the opportunity to retake the exam if necessary.

Ultimately, it's important to make a plan for studying and preparing for the ACT, as the test does have some differences in format and content compared to the SAT. Good luck with your preparations, and hopefully taking the ACT will open up new opportunities in your college application process!

6 months ago

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