Should Student Send Slightly Sub-Median ACT Score to Test-Optional School?

Should this student send her ACT score to Clemson? The Dean weighs in.

I actually spoke to a Clemson admissions advisor today as my son is in the same boat. The advisor said that it is really up to the student. A lack of SAT/ACT test score or a low score won’t be used against the student. If the score is low, they will simply disregard it and focus on the rest of the application (primarily rank, grades, GPA and course rigor). If the score is high, however, it could help the applicant.