For the University of Kentucky, that is : )
I heard from UK in January and a decision on my application has not been made. I called my admissions officer in January, and she said the best thing to do was take the SAT/ACT and score higher.. she was also waiting on one more recommendation letter from a teacher of mine. She told me that if I didn't take the test, and only took the recommendation into consideration, then it was most likely I wouldn't be accepted (this is what it sounded like). So, since UK is my number one school, I took the ACT again. I scored higher.
School description: All girls boarding school, one out of the top 50 in the U.S.
SAT- C: 1420, M: 490, R & W: 470. M+CR= 950 (took this in November, previous SAT was a 1170 0____o)
1st ACT- C: 19, M: 16, E: 22, R: 19, S: 20, E & W: 23
2nd ACT- C: 23, M: 20, E: 20, R: 28, S: 24, E & W: 21. Superscore: 24
When I applied, I signed up for Equine Business/Science, which is what I want to do.
So I was wondering, UK's range of ACT's is a 22-27, with 25.2 being the average. Since I have a 23, and a 24 superscored, which is only one point under the average, do you think I have a greater chance at being accepted (Plus, the extra recommendation)? I know this score is not that great, seeing how everyone freaks out over a 26, 27, or 28. But, when looking at the conversion chart, my SAT is basically a 1620-1680 (can't find the exact #s, I have looked at a ton of conversion charts).
Also, my admissions officer at UK and I have been talking over email- just mostly about questions. I told her that (these are not the exact words, but along the lines of): "Getting a sufficient score on this ACT means a lot to me, and I have studied/practiced a ton. If I am accepted I can guarantee you one-hundred percent that I will be attending. I have been a fan of UK my entire life, and I hope to bleed a lot/a ton of blue in the fall".
So I was also wondering, since I told my admissions officer this, will she take it into consideration? I know she might get a lot of emails like this (maybe?), but the Headmaster and college counselor at my school told me to tell her this. They told me this would be good to do because UK will definitely know that I am interested (I mean, if I get in I AM DEFINITELY GOING- no lie there) and so the college knows I will not be wishy washy with my decision of attending UK.
Sorry this is so long : )
P.S.- Please no rude comments, I have been accepted into a well-known college already, so please do not tell me that community college is the answer.