Hello, to get into Seattle Maritime Academies engineering program you of course need to take the ACT entrance exams. I did a practice exam and pretty much failed the math. I went all the way up to Calculus, and passed, while in HS but haven’t used it at all in the 12yrs since then.
I emailed one of the counselors at SMA and they said a bad test score could ruin my chance of acceptance into the program. Although she wouldn’t tell me what kinds of scores they are looking for, or what constitutes a passing score.
So I am trying to relearn all the stuff I have forgotten before I go take the real test. I know that I am intelligent enough, I was 3.8gpa all through HS, I just need to rekindle the math side of my brain.
Anybody have recommendations for some study materials, other than the general ACT prep? How often do you actually use the math on a boat?
And does anybody know of ANYONE who has anything to do with this program, like a current or past student, or teacher? I’d really like to talk to somebody deeply involved with the program before I commit. Thanks,
Also, I posted some pictures in the community section of ships I’ve worked on and their engines.