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Test scores?

mjstewart1224mjstewart1224 525 replies8 threads Member
Hey guys,
I'm applying as a transfer student (non-traditional) so I took my ACT's back in 2008. Scored really high in Eng and Reading (34 and 36) and just kind of meh in math and science for a composite score of 29.

Are these worth submitting to MHC? I am an English major, so my best scores correspond with my area of study. But 29 is the 25th percentile for MHC so I'm not sure if I should. Any advice?
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  • DustyfeathersDustyfeathers 3702 replies85 threads Senior Member
    google the words <mt. holyoke> and <prepscholar> and you will find the score and GPA range that you will probably need.
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  • FireflyLightsFireflyLights 210 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Honestly? Probably not worth it. The test scores are pretty old - people change a lot in nine years - and since the composite is below average I can't see it helping much. I think your abilities in english and communication will come through in other ways on the application.
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  • mjstewart1224mjstewart1224 525 replies8 threads Member
    Thanks @FireflyLights ! That is how I was leaning as well. My essays are well-written, and my professor recommendations are strong. I'll skip the test scores.
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  • FireflyLightsFireflyLights 210 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Good luck on your application!
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  • exlibris97exlibris97 1032 replies7 threads Senior Member
    I thought the College Board and ACT only reported scores that were less than 5 years old? On the other hand, submitting high scores cannot hurt. They may discount them but will at least see that you did well.

    From what I know of MHC, they will (happily!) focus on other aspects of your application. Bonne chance!
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