I've taken both the ACT and SAT once. On the SAT in May, I did not study for it and got an 1840 (700 M, 570 R&W). I took the ACT this month and did not do that much studying either, and after taking it, I thought I had bombed it. Atomic bomb. I'd only finished 35/60 questions in the math section when 5 minutes was called. To my surprise, though, I got a 30 composite (although only a 23 in Math), which apparently translates to 1980 SAT.
I'm retaking the SAT in October, and I've got a practice book and everything to make sure I'm prepared this time. If I could hit 2000, that'd be great. My question is, do I have time to retake the ACT one more time on October 27 before applying by early admission deadline on November 15? My scores, including writing, came back in 3 weeks this time, which was earlier than they said. The thing that really got me on the ACT was the time limit... the questions weren't that difficult. If I could practice doing math in that time limit before taking the test I think I'd do a lot better.
Is it worth it? I know I should have studied for the SAT & ACT and taken the ACT before my senior year. But there's nothing I can do about that now.
Any input is appreciated!