Hi I'm thinking about applying to Brandeis and I noticed their test optional policy. I currently have a 1280 SAT (yeah I know......) (680 - english 600- math) and I was wondering if I should do the third option of submitting writing or if I should just submit my test score. It is only 30 points bellow their 25% of incoming freshman which was a 1310 so it's not tooooo far off. My GPA is a 4.0 unweighted and a 4.9 weighted so I don't have to worry about that. Does submitting the graded writing look bad?
Also I want to go into medicine. Would it look even worse to submit a literary analysis essay since that's not a field I'm going into???
Or should I lie about what I want my major to be on my transcript so they can't hold it against me.
I'm sorry this is a lot of questions I just don't know what to do!