Deferred from FIU

Hello All! I recently received a letter from FIU saying that i have been deferred until new test scores are sent in and evaluated. This was very discouraging, seeing as it was most likely due to me getting a 17 on the math portion of the ACT, even though i got an overall composite of 24. My weighted GPA is a 3.998 and i’m involved in rigorous courses in school. If i submit new scores, do you think i have a change of getting in. Also, is it necessary that I write a letter to the admissions office still expressing interest (i’ve read that this helps?).

Yes, if you have new scores you have a chance at getting in. That’s why you were deferred and not denied. The interest letter is normally needed for waitlists, not deferrals.