35 composite and 9 essay score - but happy ending!
I’m sure there is a problem with scoring the essay. My daughter’s strength is writing. Her older siblings got an 8 and a 9 in past years, which makes no sense. Their writing is no where close to the same level. When I saw her score my immediate reaction was that whoever read her essay must not have been a strong writer. I certainly can’t write as well as she can. Her score simply didn’t make any sense with her application. essays and AP English teacher recommendation.
But, her low essay writing did not impact her admissions. She was accepted Early Action to a top school. Do I think there are major grading problems with the ACT essay? YES. Do I think admissions knows this? YES.