Should I even bother with ACT?

<p>I'm from Cali and other than UC's and SC I'm planning to apply to schools like NYU and Michigan.</p>

<p>My current SAT score is 1960
Reading: 630
Writing: 610
Math: 630
and I'm planning to retake (aiming for 2200+)</p>

<p>should i take ACT to supplement my SAT scores or not?</p>

<p>yeah you should take the ACT; who knows maybe you will find it easier?</p>

<p>I hope u have a rigorious study plan because id imagine its very very very difficult to go form a 1960 to 2200+</p>

<p>I'm a little confused, isn't 630+610+630=1870? How did you get 1960? Or am I missing something.</p>

<p>YES DEF. TAKE THE ACT- i took it COLD today- i did not take any practice tests and did literally nothing for it at all, and i thoguht it was MUCH MUCH easier tahn the SAT even with months of prep for the SAT- of course, I do not know what I got yet, but even so, I can tell you that i did find it to be much easier</p>

<p>i meant 730 in math lol</p>

<p>thanks for the reply guys</p>

<p>Then that's a 1970.</p>

<p>Yes, definitely take the ACT.</p>

<p>most people that take ACT are mid-western hicks</p>

<p>Um, don't take this the wrong way, Chronic, but I'd respectfully suggest that your characterizing the 1.2 million students who take the ACT as "mid-western hicks" qualifies you as a first-class moron.</p>

<p>^agreed .</p>

<p>^^double agreed.</p>

<p>And - yeah - take the ACT. Some people do a LOT better on it.</p>

<p>Your guidance counsellor may be able to tell you how your PLAN scores predict what your ACT score would be. Your SAT score is not in the top 1%. An ACT score of 32+ is in the top 1%. If you or your counsellor think you can get an ACT score of 32+, I think it is worthwhile to take the ACT. And the ACT is shorter - taking it is not as much torture at taking the SAT. </p>

<p>Just my opinion.</p>

<p>However, it is true that some who take the ACT are midwestern hicks. </p>

<p>For example, I took the test.</p>

<p>it is true that midwestern hicks probably take the SAT as well, so not too valid a point</p>

<p>I think the common flaw in some of the posts here is that hicks are by no means confined solely to the midwest. Their forces are present in every state.</p>

<p> Try the ACT. Many people do find it easier. </p>

<p>yea i'm a midwestern "hick" and my scores for first time testing were:
ACT: 35
SAT: 2400</p>

<p>i did find the ACT easier though. It's much easier to take cold. I took it in February and accidently missed the SAT deadline by 5 min for MArch, and the school instruction between March and May greatly helped me.</p>

<p>I took the sat and got a 1770 (i totally freaked out...) but i had taken the act and had gotten a 31 the first time cold which is in the 2%. So yeah, you should try it.</p>