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Scholarships based on ACT Score?

ballaholicballaholic Posts: 27Registered User New Member
I got a 33 composite score on my ACT with a 36 on the reading. Are there any scholarships available based on ACT scores?
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, there are college scholarships based on ACT scores (or SAT scores). however, there is usually a minimum GPA req't. What is your weighted GPA?
  • ballaholicballaholic Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    My GPA was low, a 3.6. I did take 7 AP courses however. I was hoping that my test scores might make up for my low GPA. I also got a 2020 on the SAT.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    Are you a junior? if so, then there are schools that will give you generous merit for your stats.

    Colleges give the best scholarships. Private scholarships are hard to win and are often small and only for 1 year. Stick with applying to colleges that give merit $$ for stats.
  • ballaholicballaholic Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    No I'm a senior. And I was only accepted to one college that I applied to (FSU) out of all those I applied to (JMU, VT, UVA, Clemson, FSU). I was waitlisted at both JMU and VT. So I guess scholarships aren't likely then.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    Oh..you're a senior.

    It doesn't sound like you were advised very well if you need scholarships. There are schools that would have given you generous merit (including free tuition) for an ACT 33 and a GPA 3.6.

    Good luck.
  • momtojandjmomtojandj Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I've been following your posts from April. How does one find these opportunities (generous merit, including free tuition) for an ACT 33 and 4.0GPA?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^

    To find merit scholarships based on GPA and test scores...look here....

    AUTO SCHOLARSHIPS.....$$$ CC Important links to Auto Scholarships...

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html


    These are for assured scholarships. As long as you apply on time and have the stats, you get the money. For instance, at Bama, your child would get free tuition - including out of state tuition. And, if your child majors in Comp Sci or Engineering, he/she'd get an additional $2500 per year.



    However, some schools have competitive scholarships, but there's no guarantees with those. It's ok to apply for a few of those, but don't depend on them.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    Forgot to add...

    What was your child's PSAT score? Will he/she be a likely NMSF? What state are you in?
  • YUJIE76YUJIE76 Posts: 11User Awaiting Email Confirmation New Member
    Can I get chance to get some sholarship?
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 35,901Registered User Senior Member
    YUJ...this thread is two years old. You would get better info starting your own new thread with your own question and information.

    P.S. there is no way to tell you about scholarships when you have provided NO information about your high school performance or standardized test scores..or if you are an international student, or not.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,709Registered User Senior Member
    ???

    Are you asking if you're likely to get a scholarship? We need more info. What state are you in? what are your test scores and GPA (include SAT breakdown). What is your major? How much can your family pay?

    If you're an int'l, then your chances are smaller since less scholarships are available. And, rarely would an int'l get enough merit to pay for ALL costs.
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 35,901Registered User Senior Member
    YUJ...again...I suggest that you start a brand new thread for your own questions. Right now you are tagging your questions onto a thread that is over two years old with information that is irrelevant or out of date.

    Mom2 has given you good advice on what to include in a thread that could potentially get you some answers to your questions.
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