September ACT

<p>Hey there!</p>

<p>I'm going to be a junior this September. Because I do not have much of an affinity for the ACT (I'm a sloth when it comes to reading), I decided to "test the water" for the ACT early in the year, before I start to really focus on preparing for the SAT in case I pull some amazing performance out of nowhere. Anyway, I'm afraid that this might be much too early, that I might gain something in the year that I will not have had yet by September. Is this fear founded? Should I go ahead with the test anyway? (It will be on the first weekend after school begins). </p>

<p>On a side note (as I'd hate to clutter the forum with threads) pertaining to "non score choice" schools and the ACT:</p>

<p>If I take the ACT but am not satisfied with my score compared to that of my SAT, can I not submit the ACT at all? Am I obligated to submit it if I take it at all, or am I only obligated to send all ACT scores if I choose to submit the ACT at all? </p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>If I were you, I would save my money and take a practice ACT test first. Borrow an ACT prep book from the library, one that has tests and answers and a scoring guide at the end of it and just take a practice test!</p>

<p>Or go to a barnes and nobles and take a practice test and see how you do.</p>

<p>After that, you'll be able to see what you need to work on immediately as opposed to having to wait 3-8 weeks for the ACT results to come out.</p>

<p>Be sure to test under regular testing conditions, timed sections and all.</p>

<p>Regarding your side note: it will vary based on the school. Some schools (UPenn is one that I know of) require all tests you have taken, including all ACTs, SATs, and SATIIs. Others only require you to send the scores that fulfill their testing requirements.</p>