Sending ACT score to MIT Dilemma

<p>I only took ACT and SAT each once. My ACT has 25 in reading (English is my second language), but 36 in math. I took SAT recently, and got 760 in reading, 770 in writing, but only 780 in math. I will send my SAT score to MIT for sure, but how about ACT? A 25 in reading might hurt me, but a 36 in math will definitely help? How does MIT look at these scores?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>I think your SAT score is good enough. MIT does not differentiate (at least consciously) between 780 and 800. A difference 20 points isn't a big deal. On the other hand, 36 might be marginally better than 780 but the 25 may cast some doubt upon your SAT scores/reading ability so I don't think it's worth it to send your ACT score. Good luck!</p>

<p>As it happens, long-time College Confidential readers can say with authority that at MIT in particular, they will not care about the difference between a 780 and an 800 (or, one assumes, between a 780 and a 36). See this thread, especially post #13: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1193457-esse-quam-videri-how-do-college-applications.html?highlight=esse+quam+videri%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1193457-esse-quam-videri-how-do-college-applications.html?highlight=esse+quam+videri&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>Send your SAT, and then find some thing else to worry about.</p>

<p>I agree that your SAT score is perfectly fine, and that you're not likely to derive an additional benefit from sending the ACT score.</p>

<p>However, if you do send both, MIT will only use the best scores in your evaluation. The 25 in ACT Reading will not be used.</p>

<p>@All: Thank you for the advice!</p>