ACT superscore

<p>Anyone know if American superscores for ACT? Do they look at the English, Math, Reading and Science? I know the writing section is required. Thank you!!</p>

<p>We do not "super score" ACT sub-scores; the reasoning is kind of fuzzy but we have been told by an ACT testing representative that the way the ACT test is formulated does not lend itself to the act of super scoring due to the cumulative knowledge set-up of the exam content (meaning that the exam SHOULD be easier as you advance in your high school years). Thus, you SHOULD do better with subsequent tests and super scoring might in fact be a detriment to your ACT composite score.</p>

<p>Does American superscore the SAT?</p>

<p>So this means that we submit whatever ACT we told that we want to. Okay, thank you!!</p>

<p>We do super score the SAT Reasoning exam; we also do not penalize students for the number of testing dates they may have taken. One testing date or twenty testing dates, it's all the same to us!</p>

<p>So not to be repetitive, but AU will look a superscored SAT and whatever ACT scores are sent, but not superscored. Therefore, does AU look at ACT as ACT, not the ACT score converted into a SAT score? I hope that makes sense... thank you!!</p>

<p>That was a bit confusing, but I think you're basically correct; AU does not automatically convert SAT Reasoning Test scores to ACT scores or vice versa. We are adept enough as professionals to recognize the merits of each score, independent of a conversion. Equally true is that we do "super score" SAT Reasoning Test scores but not ACT scores.</p>

<p>Okay I understand now. Another question... I can assume that AU looks at each section of the ACT separately along with the scaled score, correct? Thank you for answering all my questions!!</p>

<p>My pleasure! Anyshoes, your assumption is basically true (we certainly do look at the sub scores of the ACT test), but our primary interest for admissions review purposes is the ACT Composite score. We normally turn to the Composite score first in our evaluations. If we notice great discrepancies in the sub scores (for instance, very strong qualitative skills but very weak quantitative skills), we can manage for that in our review. Make sense?</p>

<p>Thanks! Do you mean you find discrepancies in the number of the questions correct/our knowledge and the sub score? Or do you mean some sections certain people preform higher on? I dont think thats what you mean...</p>

<p>By discrepancy I'm referencing the fact that many students lament that they're "only" good at science and math or English and history; consequently, their ACT Composite score can be weakened by less successful performance in certain portions of the sub scores. If we notice this trend, we can look for other indicators (high school grades, etc.) that will help us make a more informed decision regarding the applicant.</p>

<p>Okay, so AU makes sure to look at all sections to really get an accurate read of the student. Great, thank you. You've been so nice answering my questions are I might as well ask... how does American look at your GPA? Unweighted or weighted?
Thank You!!</p>

<p>It's my pleasure to assist you! AU's average GPA as reported externally is what's termed a "school reported" GPA. That means that we accept outright whatever style of GPA your high school provides, so long as it is on a 4.0 scale (or an easily translatable version thereof). So what I generally tell students is that we are looking for an A & B average; whether that's on a weighted or unweighted scale is not of consequence to us.</p>

<p>Okay thank you. I believe my school reports a weighted GPA do to how extremely competitive it is. Nevertheless AU will see my transcript. Thank you!!</p>