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The ACT

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bortaz, May 20, 2005.

  1. Bortaz

    Bortaz Banned

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    The ACT

    I took the ACT about 20 years ago, and scored 34. Now, as part of a mid-life crisis, I'm going back to school for a new career and they require that I take it again, in order to have a current score.

    Have any of you taken this test a couple of times with a long interim in between? WHAT IF I'VE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING I KNEW? :eek:

    But seriously, I wonder how much this thing has changed since I took it in 1985?
     
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    most college weigh SAT > ACT i think
     
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    Yes, but I'm entering the University of Texas - Pan America and they require the ACT. :)
     
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    What the hell is an ACT?
     
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    Act

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    Ah, thanks. Most places don't have entrance exams here. Our highschool marks are the criteria used.
     
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    I'm surprised that your university requires entrance exams for "adult" students. Uconn waives the SAT requirment for all students over 25, on the basis that what you've accomplished in life up to this point is a better indicator of your abilities than a silly little test.

    I'd double check if I were you.
     
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    You'd think a resume would be more than sufficient for an adult student wishing to return to college. Then again, when my mom went back to school to get her master's degree, they required her to take the GRE. This was 5 years ago and she was 46 at the time.
     
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    To make this requirement even more silly: I have a BS in Astronomy and a M.Ed in Elementary Ed...and they STILL want me to take the ACT, because I've been out of school for more than 10 years.


    Edit: Whee, 500 posts, after nearly 3 years. :p
     
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    Heh. I have to go an hour out of my way to take them in June, and I don't even know if the college I end up going to (undecided) will even want them...sigh...
     
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    I can't imagine it being much different. Math hasn't changed, and neither has English. The only difference I can see is that this time around you can use a graphing calculator.
     

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