My ACT Story

My ACT Story: Meet Melissa!

My ACT Story Meet Melissa! “Continuing my hobbies made the preparation process much less stressful” Name: Melissa Emerson Grade: 12 School: Işıkkent Eğitim Kampüsü (Işıkkent Education Campus – High School), Izmir, Turkey Q: When did you take the ACT® test and what was your ACT Composite score? A: I took the test in October 2017 and received a 35. Q: Which university are you attending, and what degree programme will you study? A: Columbia University, Physics Q: Physics? That’s very interesting—what attracted you to that field? A: I enjoy spending time on physics in my free time, usually studying from books about topics like quantum mechanics, optics, biophysics, etc. With physics, every question I have ends up with an explanation, and I like that I can see it everywhere I look. Its wi...

Two Superstar Students Share Their ACT Test Experience

This week, we met two students from Turkey who scored high on the ACT® test and are soon heading to their top-choice universities in the United States. We knew we would meet two bright, hardworking students, but little did we know we would encounter such a degree of tenacity and persistence, not to mention their multi-faceted approach to schooling. Ege Atila Ege Atila, a senior high school student from Istanbul, Turkey, scored a successful 33 Composite score (out of 36) on the ACT test, helping him achieve his ambition to study music in the United States. He is now getting ready to pursue his dream of becoming a songwriter and composer, taking the first steps to study music at the prestigious University of Chicago. Ege followed a structured way of preparing for the ACT. After initially stu...