Common questions

Does UPenn recommend ACT writing?

Does UPenn recommend ACT writing?

ACT: No preference is given to the SAT or the ACT. If an applicant submits both tests, we will pay attention to the higher score from either test. Superscoring: For the SAT, we will combine your highest Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing with your highest Math score across multiple tests to calculate a superscore.

Is a 33 ACT good for UPenn?

This means that the vast majority of UPenn’s admitted students scored a 33 or above on the ACT. The formula that we used for the SAT also works here: set your goal score at 35 (the 75th percentile) and make sure not go under a 33 (the 25th percentile).

Can I get into UPenn with a 34 ACT?

Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to have a GPA of 3.9 or above and have an SAT score of close to 1570, or an ACT score of 34 or above. To better your chances of getting accepted to UPenn, try taking one of our ACT prep courses or SAT prep courses.

Can I get into UPenn with a 30 ACT?

But, as you may already suspect, a 30 ACT is a notch below the median range at Penn. Thus, in order to be admitted, you will probably have to bring a “hook” to the admission process.

Does Penn give out likely letters?

A Likely letter is an early notification for talented students who have applied to Penn in the Regular Decision cycle.

Are there any colleges that do not require the writing act?

Hamilton College in New York, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Iowa, and Colorado College all have great writing programs and do not require the Writing ACT.

Is the writing score part of the ACT score?

Your ACT Writing score (which is scored on a scale of 2-12) is not part of your composite ACT score (out of 36), which consists only of your English, Math, Reading, and Science scores. Instead, your essay score is used alongside your English and Reading scores to give you what is called an English Language Arts (ELA) score.

Do you need to write an essay for the Act?

If you take the Writing section you will need to study for the Writing section, which means investing extra hours into ACT prep. However, ACT Writing is relatively straightforward once you know how it works, so even just a few hours of prep (say, reading through the rubric and some examples and trying a practice essay) can be very helpful.

Is the writing part of the ACT optional?

The writing test is an optional 40-minute essay task that students can elect to take at the end of the multiple choice test. ACT, Inc. added the Writing section in response to the 2005 SAT overhaul, which added a Writing section that included both grammar multiple-choice questions and an essay.

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