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Will an AP test score (+3) push a low score on ACT when applying for college?

I'm taking an AP Spanish class and I was told if I get a three, four or a five as a score on the exam colleges will look at that more then if I get a low score on the ACT. #ap #spanish #act #score


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Holly’s Answer

Good day Ms. Perla, I found some information tha may help you here about the act and sat testing
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.


The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The SAT has only 3 components: Critical Reasoning, Mathematics, and a required Writing Test.


The College Board introduced a new version of the SAT in 2005, with a mandatory writing test. ACT continues to offer its well-established test, plus an optional writing test. You take the ACT Writing Test only if required by the college(s) you're applying to.


The SAT has a correction for guessing. That is, they take off for wrong answers. The ACT is scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing.


The ACT has an Interest Inventory that allows students to evaluate their interests in various career options. Always, good to study for pre exams. By taking sample exams before you go to a college. What ever you decide to do I wish all the very best to you. I did not quite understand what the question is that you are asking. However I looked information up online and if you google the Sat and Act you can come up with all the answers you are seeking. Have you found a college to attend yet? How about career goals? Good luck to you in your career path.


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Rachel’s Answer

Hi Perla,

Any passing score on an AP test will be looked upon favorably by colleges. A low ACT score will not be looked upon favorably but may be balanced out by a better SAT score. Just aim to do as well as you can on the AP tests and SAT and universities will have an opportunity to look at your strengths rather than weaknesses.

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Estelle’s Answer

Any passing AP scores are a nice addition to your application. If you have a low ACT score, consider taking the SAT or the ACT again.

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