I agree with Calliene - she should retake the ACT.
- The first reason is because she has such a large disparity between her ACT and her GPA. She's obviously a very good student so she should study for the test and be a good student of the ACT - never mind about "not being a good test taker" - she can prepare and get her score up. The discrepancy may be a bigger red flag than her actual score.
- Second, many colleges (not Michigan) give academic scholarship based on GPA and ACT - they even show you a grid to see how much you will be offered - the 25 will limit her at many colleges even with her amazing GPA; whereas someone with a 3.5 and a 30 may get top dollar.
- Third, she will pass the Michigan academic pre-screen to get an audition that is not the end of it. After the audition, the auditors (dance, singing & acting or from one at unifieds) send their input on each MT prospective back to the admissions department for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance where the real decision makers look at all aspects of the prospective student - audition, academic history, application, and essays etc. The offer for a spot in the Michigan MT program comes from the office of the dean of admissions of SMTD, not directly from the MT department.
- Finally, adding to Calliene's comment, getting into any MT program at any college is so competitive; it is best to go in as prepared as possible in all areas of the application and audition
- Break a leg!!!