D16 just got her ACT scores back and got a 33 composite which is a great score! But, she wants to apply to HMC ED2 and her math score was 30. She ran out of time on the math section and had to bubble the last 3 questions randomly. On her practice tests, she was getting 32-34 on the math sections.

This was her second time taking the ACT. First time, last December, she had a 30 composite and a 26 math. She’s an excellent math student, but several of the math concepts on the ACT weren’t taught in school until this spring (after her first ACT). We’re in Canada and the math sequence is significantly different than in the US.

Should she retake to get the math score up? Does she have any chance at HMC with a 30 math?