Hi @tumagmom - I know we talked before about our daughters and nursing. My daughter did not attempt the ACT although I did wonder if she would have fared better. She got a 1240 on the SAT in October 2020. We had heard that a lot of the schools that she was applying to would look for at least 1250/1260. She decided to apply to all of her direct admit nursing schools with a score as opposed to TO. She figured that it was still an “ok” score to show. She was accepted to Temple, Delaware, West Chester, Duquesne, and Drexel. All with varying levels of merit with the most coming from Duquesne (she got the max that they give). She was waitlisted at Pitt which is, of course, the most competitive of all of the schools that she applied to. Additionally, she was accepted to Altoona PSU instead of UP. That’s the only school that I think she may have possibly gotten into as TO. We’ll never know.
We had done tutoring for SAT in Jan/Feb of 2020 leading up to the March 2020 exam that she never took. Who knows how she would have done then. But we did not do any additional professional tutoring leading up to the October 2020 test. She had done many of the practice SAT tests on the college board site. The outcome of those tests were all slightly higher than the actual score she ended up with.
My advice would be to pick one to focus on (SAT vs ACT) and then do some tutoring. Good luck…I know it’s stressful.