PreOptMegs

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I was wondering if anyone here got a decent ACT score, but did fairly well on the OAT.
 

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Hi,

Most schools don't even ask for your ACT scores. But in the case of MCO, they did. And like you, I had a low ACT score but a 340 OAT AA and 360 OAT TS. They asked me about my low ACT score and I just told them I hadn't studied for it and standardized tests weren't my forte.
So I wouldn't worry too much about it. The ACTs don't measure what you learned in college and don't relate much to optometry, but the OATs do.

Ning-Ju
 
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Ning said:
Hi,

Most schools don't even ask for your ACT scores. But in the case of MCO, they did. And like you, I had a low ACT score but a 340 OAT AA and 360 OAT TS. They asked me about my low ACT score and I just told them I hadn't studied for it and standardized tests weren't my forte.
So I wouldn't worry too much about it. The ACTs don't measure what you learned in college and don't relate much to optometry, but the OATs do.

Ning-Ju
Thank you for your input... It gives me some peace of mind because I am doing really well in undergrad right now and working my tail off, so I am sure I will do well enough on the OAT. If you don't mind me asking, what did you get on the ACT? You schooled the OAT!!! Congrats
 

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I got in to SCO and UAB, and I don't even know what an ACT is exactly. :confused:

Isn't that something people take in highschool? I may be thinking of something else.