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SAT vs. ACT score

nih00nih00 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
*repost, I put this in wrong thread

Hi, I got 1520 on my second SAT, 760 on both sections plus 21 on essay.
I got 33 on my ACT (36 reading and English, 30 math, and 31 science, 8 on essay).

I want to major in English and eventually become an English teacher. I'm applying to UNC Chapel Hill, UVA, William and Mary, University of Richmond, and UMD College Park. Should I submit just my SAT or my SAT and my ACT? My SAT is slightly higher but it's impressive that I got 36 on reading and English on ACT.

Replies to: SAT vs. ACT score

  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    Why not both?
  • MandalorianMandalorian Registered User Posts: 1,312 Senior Member
    Can you look at a conversion table? I would assume they would just want the one with the higher overall score.
  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 15,249 Senior Member
    First, you have nothing to hide from either score. Second, different schools may have different emphasis in different section scores. The conversion table is just for estimation considering all section scores. In your case, I would suggest to submit both.
  • CHD2013CHD2013 Registered User Posts: 2,491 Senior Member
    The overall score is more important than the section breakdowns. A 1520 is a relatively stronger score than a 33. Go with the SAT.
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