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It is always helpful to talk to someone in the admissions office if you are looking to learn more about what is required or recommended for admission to a specific university. ACT scores are accepted at most universities and colleges and are weighted equally to the SAT. Unless the SAT is specifically required, you should be able to submit an ACT score.
Susie Sayles Camel
Talk to someone in that Department Admission Office. This should take a lot of stress off you.
If you choose to use your ACT scores for admission first discover which schools you like that accepts them.These days ACT scores are more desired than SAT. This is due to the potential discrimination of the SAT test.Once you've found potential schools you like, go to their admission office or call them and get your answers answered,
Schools differ in what they look to receive from prospective students. Many schools ask for the SAT, some will accept the ACT instead of the SAT, others may ask for both while a few will ask for neither (in the case of my alma mater). Often when schools look for students to take in they consider more than just standardized test scores. They will also look at your transcript, your GPA, activities you're involved in, and your personal statement. Talk to the admissions office of the schools you are interested in and find out what forms and scores you need to send them. The school's website may also have information on what tests they require. When I was applying to colleges, my SAT score wasn't phenomenal, but my ACT score was much better. When I applied for early decision to my first choice school, they made it optional to send in my SAT and ACT scores. I sent both in and was accepted.
Another idea for finding out your chances of getting into a school is to search around on the internet and see what the school's median GPA and test scores are compared to your scores. The Princeton Review is a wonderful tool for that. You can type in the name of the schools you are applying to and click on a button labeled "can I get in." It will ask you several questions ranging from your GPA, academic rigor of courses you're taking, extracurricular activity, and class rank, which will then be compared to the students who were accepted there. They also provide statistics of accepted students' SAT and ACT scores.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!