VerdantAutumnFeatured By OwnerNov 23, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I remember taking the ACT back in June of 2010 right after I completed my junior year of high school. I got a 25 overall composite score, but I think I lucked out a little, because I excelled in the English and Reading sections. I have always been a slightly above-average test taker with subjects I enjoy so I guess that was a contributing factor, but I dont think I could get a perfect 36 score without feeling sick or get terrible anxiety about it.
Although I took my ACT after my junior year, it has taken me until now to actually go to school. After I graduated in May 2011, I took a year off from school and relaxed my mind and worked part-time so I could figure out my goals and what I want to pursue in my life. I was going to go to college in the fall, but I moved to another state in the summer and I wasnt able to figure out shit like financial and and applications and all that until after I moved, so I decided to go for this spring instead to a decent university.
I am very thankful for my 25 ACT score and my 3.56 GPA. It is something I do not and will not brag about, because I did work hard and wanted to do good in school. It was a personal choice and not one influenced solely by my parents wishes. Some people have different situations, and one of my real-life friends is a good example of someone who is a piss poor test taker but she has the drive and determination to improve and study for what she wants to become.
If you have to go to a community college to get to a university you want to go to more, then so be it. It's just a choice and if it benefits your being to go about this way despite your scores, then more power to you! Universities would not have these programs in community colleges if they did not think about those kids in a similar situation as yourself. It might not be fair to some, but you can't please everyone I suppose.
I am going to SCSU and I am excited, so I extend my excitement in hopes that you find a good option for you soon