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HELP! Low Science Score but High Composite?

wannabeacoolkidwannabeacoolkid 29 replies16 threads Junior Member
Hello everyone! I am really worried about my ACT score for Ivy League/T20 schools. My main worry is my ACT science score, which is a 32. My composite, however, is a 35, but I plan on majoring in Computer Science. My other stats are relatively good; I take college-level courses at universities and received As (4.0 GPA), got a 5 on my AP CS A exam and a 4 on AP Physics 1, and a 800 on Math 2.

Would my ACT science score come off as a red flag that would cause my application to be thrown away? Also, I took the exam in October and got a 36 in Science, but I did not want to spend 13 dollars sending the score to my ED school since the school did not super-score and my composite stayed the same, but now I regret my decision and it's too late.
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  • OhiBroOhiBro 464 replies6 threads Member
    Why worry? Even if you got straight 36’s, you’re more likely than not to be rejected at a lot of places.

    You have a high aptitude that will lead you to great things with hard work, no matter where you go. Do your best at this stage and move on. No worries.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1660 replies26 threads Senior Member
    Thrown away? No. It’s just a data point. In you portfolio of data points that comprise your application, it may be on the low side, but everyone has lows and highs.

    If it’s too late to change something, forget about it and look forward. Regret doesn’t get you anything.
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