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Should I take the ACT?
I know that this has been posted a lot before but I couldn't really find a person with close to my situation (if there are please feel free to link them). I am going into senior year and I have 1310 on my SAT which was taken with maybe a week of preparation and on a day I did not eat breakfast and was sick. To be honest, I'm not really aiming for an ivy league or some top school, but I do want to get into a good school with possibly honors and I want to go to medical school. I am taking the SAT again, in about two months, and I am already prepping for it. However, hearing about friends taking the ACT and knowing that it is more science-based (and I am planning to go to school for a biology major) I am now wondering if I should take it. As I said, I'm not a person to aim for a top school but I would really love to get at least a good chunk of merit scholarships from a school. Does it really just depend on how good my upcoming SAT is on if I should the ACT or would you recommend I just take both anyway? I have heard that you should only study for the SAT or the ACT and it is summer, so I want to enjoy it and not overwork my brain. I also am unsure of how much time I would need in between ACT tests to study enough (especially with some of the schools that could offer me a nice percentage of merit scholarships want early admission).9 replies
Thanks in advance!
Thanks in advance!
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