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I know that ACT/SAT test scores don't tell all, but since the pre-med student will have to take a MCAT exam, the ability to test well will be an issue.
So, what ACT or SAT (M+CR) score would you say is the lowest a pre-med student should have?
I'm asking this because I've seen kids here on CC say that they have an ACT 24 or lower and they want to be pre-med. With such an ACT (or equivalent SAT), I wonder if they have what it takes to do well enough with a pre-med curriculum and to score high enough on the MCAT.
I realize there can be some exceptions...such as a student who went to a poor high school, so his ACT score is more of a reflection of that. In such a case, a student could "catch up" in college and do well.
However, for the average kid from an avg high school, what is the lowest ACT/SAT score he should have to consider himself to be a realistic pre-med student?