I am a little worried because I am a CS major applying to top schools with a 34 (30M, 33S, 36E, 36R).
It seems like a waste to go test optional with a 34, but my math score is way too low.
This isn’t a chance me so I won’t go into too much detail but for some other context for my app, my gpa is a 3.97 UW, 4.4 W with a pretty vigorous course load.
My AP scores are pretty good, all 4’s and 5’s (except 3’s on gov and apush which i won’t submit). I did get a 5 on Calc BC so maybe that will show my math ability?
My EC’s are also pretty decent and I think my essays will be good. The only thing holding me back is this ACT score.
I know everyone will tell me to look at the common data set for each school and submit if my scores are in the range. But the CDS doesn’t show the range for CS majors specifically, and I know it’s an impacted major. Plus a lot of them don’t show the math/english breakdowns.
So, in your opinion, which of these schools should I go test optional for? If you have any other questions about my app just let me know.
- uw madison (in-state, EA)
- virginia tech (EA)
- santa clara (EA)
- northeastern (EA)
- notre dame (REA)
- rice (RD)
- tufts (RD)
- washu (RD)
- pomona college (RD)
- brown (RD)
thanks so much for any help!!