My son scored a 26 in the ACT. The director told us that it was in the 80+ percentile but the score needed to go higher to be considered for the UCs. My son wants to go to UC Davis. He recommended that my son take the test (after the prep) two times in succession. The 1st time time after the prep he received a 29 and then he got a 30! We are pleased and proud as a score of 30 is in the 90+ percentile.