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ACT frustration/question

Harvard_HopefulHarvard_Hopeful Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in College Admissions
So I think standardized testing is out to get me haha. The first time I took the ACT, I got 33s on both Writing and Math, but I did pretty bad on Reading and History. So my composite ended up being a 30. Then when I took it in September, I did the opposite (I think I studied too hard on my weaker areas and thus I didn't do as well the 2nd time around). Anyway, I ended up with a 30 composite again. Grr...So my question is this, I noticed that on the US News report, 30 is like the lowest for the ivies (I'm obsessed with Yale). Is a 30 just too low? I mean luckily for Brown and Cornell, they allow superscoring for the ACT (which is a 33 for me). So for those I'm ok. I know that scores are only part of the application, but they are a big part. My essays are really good (I think) and I have glowing letters of rec from my teachers and counselor. I really would like some honest feedback (meaning not rude comments please). I still do have September and December to take the test, but I'm just curious where I stand as of now? Oh and I know these aren't given must weight anymore, but my subject tests are all 700+ (if that helps at all). Thanks!
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