Ask Dr. Jada

Helping you can Reach Your Personal Goals



Posted on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

What do colleges look for besides your ACT score? - Monique

Grades, type of classes, community service, leadership and extracurricular activities including church and work experience

If you’re doing well in high school, will you probably do well in college? - Denise

Not necessarily, students generally will have to learn effective study techniques. Most students experience shock their first semester of college.

I got a 21 on my practice ACT. It say I can only get as high as a 25. Is this true? -Tootie

You probably took the EXPLORE baseline assessment in the 8th or 9th grade, the highest score you can earn is a 25. If they told you that is the highest you will score, they are saying you need additional skills in certain areas to score higher.

Do you have any tips for preparing for the ACT? -Laura

I recommend you purchase an ACT prep book, develop a study plan, and start an ACT study group. If your family can afford it enroll in an ACT Prep class.


What’s the average ACT score you need to get into an Ivy league college? - Nadia

Generally scores must be 29 or higher composite score. Many Ivy League schools use Holistic Admissions. Students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways. There are over 4000 colleges and universities in the U.S. consider a wider variety than just the Ivy League colleges to attend.

Categories: ACT, Achievement

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