Hi, I figured by posting here I might get better answers from adults instead of other high-schoolers.
Anyway, there is a set of high-value renewable scholarships being offered by the university I'm going to attend next year. The qualifications are XX ACT or equivalent SAT and at least a certain GPA. I've taken the ACT three times, and my highest has been two points away (note: I still have not received my Oct. scores).
On the scholarship manager, it is not specified what is considered an equivalent SAT to XX, and conversions are generally pretty rough, aren't they? However, on other pages of the college website, it is mentioned that XXXX (CR+ M) SAT is considered equivalent to XX ACT. I received my SAT scores yesterday, and while I did very well, my CR+M fell 20 points short of what they consider to be equivalent to XX ACT.
My question is, should I send an email to the department of scholarships asking if I could still be considered? My score is still in the appropriate percentile, especially when you consider the SAT score with writing, which I did the best on. Conversions from ACT to SAT aren't an exact science, and I don't think that missing it by a mere twenty points should disqualify me completely, especially when my GPA is well above the scholarship's minimum. I will be taking the SAT next month (which is cutting it close anyway), but obviously I would rather not if it ends up that the dep. of scholarships agrees to consider me anyway. Also, this school doesn't super-score anything.
If this seems petty or whiny, I understand, and maybe I do need one of those "reality checks" you all do so well here. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you!