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What is Case's lowest accepted ACT score?

H02579H02579 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Does anyone know what is Case's lowest accepted ACT score?
I really like Case and want to apply but my ACT score is very, very low. (20)

According to this graph it looks like the lowest accepted ACT score is 21? I have 0 chance?
http://collegeapps.about.com/od/GPA-SAT-ACT-Graphs/ss/case-western-reserve-university-admission-gpa-sat-act.htm

Replies to: What is Case's lowest accepted ACT score?

  • shawnspencershawnspencer Registered User Posts: 3,110 Senior Member
    Those who have been accepted with below average ACT scores usually have something "extra" sometimes known as a hook in order to be accepted. It's not like they just accept students "just because." These can be some things such as exceptional performance at a science fair or [insert other activity here], legacy, first generation, athlete, or some combination of the above. You shouldn't be aiming for the "lowest possible point" although if you don't apply, you will never know. A good suggestion is to apply and make sure you have reliable safeties and backups, as Case Western is getting more selective
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 11,476 Forum Champion
    I would agree to put more effort into finding schools where your ACT is about the 50%tile. If you are not a senior, then start studying for the ACT or perhaps SAT!
  • MasterThinkerMasterThinker Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Use Case's 50% percentile as a benchmark. Case does not have a minimum cutoff score. Make sure to apply to some colleges with ACT average around your's and apply to Case as a reach school.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 11,476 Forum Champion
    Like an above poster said, for ANY college, if you look at the lowest AP/SAT it is usually of someone who is exceptionally strong in some other area (has a "hook"), be it sports or music or the ability to donate to the college. So as MasterThinker said, you want to look more toward the 50% to see if you are in the ballpark.
  • espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    I wouldn't hesitate to apply. Case really does look at the overall application. It's a hard sell, but not impossible.
  • MasterThinkerMasterThinker Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Also, Case does not have an application fee. That means there is no downside to applying.
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