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How do my ACT scores impact my transfer application chances?

Hey everyone, I'm thinking about transferring and I've got some concerns about my ACT score. To what extent do ACT scores play a role in transfer admissions? I didn't get the score I had hoped for in high school, so I'm wondering if it's worth retaking the test to boost my chances, or if I should focus more on my college GPA and extracurriculars.

8 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your transfer applications. Generally, for transfer students, your college GPA and the courses you've taken at your current institution will play a more significant role than your high school ACT scores. Admissions committees will be most interested in seeing how well you've adapted to the college environment and your recent academic successes. However, if you're transferring after just one year or if the college you're interested in is particularly competitive and still places a strong emphasis on standardized test scores, it might help to retake the ACT, especially if you believe you can significantly improve your score. But if you're already in your second year or beyond, and have a strong GPA and solid extracurricular involvement, it’s less likely that a new ACT score will make a substantial difference. Focusing on your college performance and obtaining strong letters of recommendation would typically be the more strategic approach. Good luck with your application!

8 months ago

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