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    Suryansh Chauhan
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I have scored a composite of 34 on the ACT; but ended up scoring 81.2 % in 12th CBSE Board Exams. I assure you that I got stellar ECs (wont brag but they're far better than most of the Indian applicants) and grades in 9,10,11th are impressive, too. I guess, i do not have a shot at the Ivies with this score in 12th. So, I've decided to take the CBSE Improvement exams next year and I'm expecting somewhere around 92% this time. What should I put in the Common App- pursuing 12th or completed 12th?

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered a year ago

Hi there, congratulations on your terrific ACT score and also on your perseverance in retaking the CBSE exams. I would put "pursuing 12th" and then in the Additional Information section, explain that your situation - that you have completed but are taking the improvement exams.  Also consider extending your reach further than the Ivies, even if you get a 92%. There are dozens of excellent universities out there where you can get an excellent education.

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