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How do you calculate composite ACT score?

xmobilexmobile Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
When we calculate the composite ACT score do we use the English and Writing as two separate tests or do you just use the writing score? Thanks!
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Replies to: How do you calculate composite ACT score?

  • JarnJarn Posts: 689Registered User Member
    Writing isn't used in the Composite score. It's (E+M+R+S)/4.
  • worried_momworried_mom Posts: 2,205Registered User Senior Member
    You don't need to calculate your composite score; it's shown right on your ACT score report.

    If you are trying to calculate your own "superscore" composite score (using the best subscores from two or more testing dates), you needn't bother. Nearly all top schools just take the highest composite ACT score from a single test date, even if they do superscore your SAT test results.
  • fishburpfishburp Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    If more than one ACT or SAT is taken, these scores are sent to the colleges. MIT (for example) takes the top score from each section. If you earned a 33 on English one year and the next you earned 35, then the 35 is your top score. If you earned a 36 on Math on year and the next was a 34 then they take the 36. So English would be 35 and Math is 36.

    I'm guessing this depends on the type of college you are wanting to enroll in. Usually this information is posted on the colleges web site.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 19,582Super Moderator Senior Member
    Fishburp, the OP is long gone. This is a 5 year old thread.
  • marisa123marisa123 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Well, its helpful for other people googling the same thing. :)
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