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Is a 33 ACT math good enough for HYPSM?

raneffraneff Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
edited March 2008 in ACT Preparation
look, here's the story: i'm a junior in high school with a passion for science and math.

normally, i get a 35/36 in math, and 30/32 reading, 32 science, and 34 writing: this leads to a 32-33 composite score.

in February, i took the ACT and went way beyond my expectations: a 34 composite. i pretty much scored a 34 reading, 35 writing, 34 science, BUT...a frustratingly enough, a 33 in math (?!?).

so, seeing as how ill probably never do that well on the other three sections ever again, IS IT WORTH IT TO TAKE THE ACT AGAIN IN APRIL TO BRING UP MY MATH COMPOSITE SCORE, AT THE EXPENSE OF LOWER SCORES ON THE OTHER THREE SECTIONS?

please help
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Replies to: Is a 33 ACT math good enough for HYPSM?

  • Pistolen08Pistolen08 - Posts: 684 Member
    There is absolutely no reason to retake a 34 Composite. You should spend the money and time on other aspects of your application. I would worry about the math on future tests (GRE, MCAT, etc...) instead of the ACT for undergrad admissions.
  • k3fujimtk3fujimt Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Are you kidding me? Why are you crying about a 34. A 34 is amazing. I would kill to get that composite score. Live with it.
  • goblue10nisgoblue10nis Registered User Posts: 584 Member
    i would retake it if you think you can do better, try for a 35 comp. if it is realistic b/c it would certainly help more for the schools you are applying to. If you don't study you'll be spending like 4 hours on a sat. morning that you'd otherwise probably be sleeping in, so go for it.
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