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Low ACT Scores? What Now?

By April 12, 2014

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There's so much hype surrounding a few of the country's most selective colleges that many applicants feel they need a 35 or 36 composite score on the ACT to get into a good college. The reality is quite different. If you're on track to graduate from high school and you've completed a core curriculum, you'll be able to find a good college that wants you. If you have high grades and strong extracurricular involvement, you'll find you have hundreds of excellent options even if your ACT scores aren't what you had hoped for.

For one, you can explore the roughly 850 colleges that do not require ACT or SAT scores. You can also browse through the college profiles to find interesting colleges where your ACT scores are within the range of many matriculated students. And, of course, strengths in other areas can help make up for less-than-ideal ACT scores. Learn more in this article on low ACT scores.

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