Each year ACT publishes the Freshman Class Profile Report for each college or university that meet the following parameters:
- The school must send their Enrollment data to data to National Student Clearinghouse by November 1 each grad year.
- The school must report at least 25 enrolled students who match to an official ACT score.
The report will provide valuable insight into the students who sent ACT Scores to your institution by allowing you to see the aggregated records broken down by data elements critical in your enrollment planning.
Section I - Recruitment/Admissions
Data summarized in Section I (Recruitment/Admissions) is self-reported by students and captured during the ACT test registration process. Data reflects the information provided by the student on their latest test taken including data elements such as College Choice, In-State/Out-of-State residence, Parent Education, Ethnicity, college attribute preferences, and high school details including GPA and Rank. In addition, you'll see a list of top feeder high schools and competitors based on score sending behavior.
Throughout the report you'll see the total number of students in each category (including percent and average ACT Composite score), the details of Enrolled students, the details of Non-Enrolling students, and the enrolled yield for each data point.
Section II - Academic/Student Support Services
Data in this section offers insight into factors which, in addition to recruitment insights, have potential to impact academic or student support efforts. There is great value to students and institutions when these data are integrated - beyond recruitment - into intervention and advising initiatives. Data points include Educational Aspirations, Intended Major, expectations for financial aid and work in college, special assistance the student expects to need in college, and extracurricular plans
Section III - ACT Test Score Distribution/Course Sequence
This section provides a deep dive into the scores received by your score senders, an overview of high school course work, as well as an analysis of student test performance relative to ACT college readiness benchmarks. Students who meet ACT college readiness benchmarks have a 75 percent chance of
achieving C or better or 50 percent chance of B or better in corresponding college coursework. ACT readiness benchmarks are fully explained at www.act.org/content/act/en/college-and-career-readiness/benchmarks.html.
Requesting Your Report
If you haven't received your Freshman Class Profile Report, reach out to your Encoura Representative. If you aren't sure who that is, click on Contact Us in your user menu within Encoura.
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