I am a senior in high school and I recently got a 23 on my first and only ACT in october, which is horrendous... I thought I had cancelled the score sends the day before the test but after contacting ACT support, they told me the cancellation never went through and they were sent. I'm panicking right now because I feel like I'm not going to get admitted because of this score... My SAT score is a 1310 (700 Math, 610 reading and writing), which isn't awful for my schools I'm applying to. I'm applying RD to Lehigh (big reach, probably won't get in), RPI (also bit of a reach), WPI, Stevens Institute of Technology, Syracuse, Rowan University, Rutgers University New Brunswick, and Penn State. I'm applying for Electrical Engineering, and for the schools that have it, I'm applying Aerospace Engineering (which is Rutgers, Syracuse, and WPI). 23 on the ACT is a nightmare for me if I want to do one of those majors. Wondering if I should retake the test if it's even worth it at this point, I feel like it's too late now. With my AP Calculus ABC and AP Physics 1 classes starting to weigh me down, I probably won't have enough time to prepare for a December test, and especially not a test during early 2019 because that's when my Robotics season starts. My ACT scores by section:
For STEM score that's 24 which is awful for my engineering majors that I'm applying for and will not look good for me when colleges look at it. I started to just give up when the science section came because I was so overwhelmed by the reading section, plus I thought I had cancelled the score sends so I kind of just shrugged it off.
I'm just really worried and frustrated that my scores were sent. Will this have a big impact on my chance for admissions? Should I retake even if I probably won't get a chance to study much for it?