Ea bc?

<p>ACT: 29 (31 Eng, 27 Sci, 27 Math, 30 Reading, 31 Eng/writing (11 writing))
SATII: Spanish 500
EC: playing jazz piano in school combo and in group for money, band, lacrosse, student senate-treasurer(elected) all four years, Nat’l Honor Society, Key Club - treasurer jr year and president senior year, Captain mock trial team, varsity soccer, cross country, work at Rite Aid 10 hours per week, Academic Letters, Varsity sports letter, tutor remedial math for AP calc teacher, D-club, plus other school based activities, most activities engaged in all four years
GPA: 95 unweighted, 98 weighted
rank: top 10%
public school
AP: Calculus (sr year), English (senior year), Psychology scored 4 on exam (only 4 or 5 APs offered at my school)
coursework: all honors/AP, including year long accelerated pre-calculus and physics combined
teacher recommendations: 4, teachers think highly of me and think I’m a leader
really want to go to BC, any chance? I’m not good at standardized tests</p>

<p>that subject test is abysmally low and the ACT isnt stellar but you have a shot</p>

<p>Retake the ACT or try the SAT. If you are taking Calculus this year, I assume you did well enough in precalc. Thus, the <30 in ACT-m sticks out, and will be noticed by a college with a strict Core curriculum. I'm guessing your issue is timing? If so look at the SAT which is not so obsessed with speed. Or practice at home against a clock. The good news is that the M section is the easiest to increase. For example, there are always four trig problems on the ACT, two of which are always right angle problems, easily solvable with the Phythag theorem. (There, I just gave you two more points.)</p>

<p>And since EA is a generally stronger applicant pool, probably better to spend your time prepping for the Dec test.</p>

<p>Dear okeydokey4 : When you research Boston College on College Board and other sites, what do the standardized test score profiles tell you about where a 29 composite places you in the admitted class? Where does a 27 in math and science rank on the percentile scale for Boston College's admitted class? Once you have those answers, remember that early action is more competitive than the regular decision pool on the test numbers (rather than the number of pure applications).</p>

<p>The GPA and extra-curriculars are appealing; saying more about your leadership positions might help your position with the EA Pool. If you really have the most competitive curriculum at your High School, remember that your GPA will be slightly diminished when compared to other schools with a richer AP/IB curriculum - this is not something under your control, but is another area where your application will need additional supports.</p>

<p>Certainly, an ACT retest per bluebayou's suggestion is mandatory in order to improve your chances. Right now, if I were forced to guess, you will be an EA deferral (not a rejection), a regular decision waitlist (not an acceptance), and a coin toss at that point. You will need to develop some options consistent with your test scores just to be on the safe side.</p>