I am currently ready and wanting to submit my pre-candidate packet, but am held back by a single thing on that particular application. My ACT/SAT test score has been something I have struggled with all of Junior year and having taken each test 2 times I have gotten near the same score every time (25 ACT). As a result of this I kept telling myself I didn't want to submit my application to anything without a more respectable score as I feel I am a better candidate than that score shows (4.1 GPA and lots of sports/leadership under my belt). So my main question is am I hurting myself by not gaining candidate status with a lower ACT score? I want to get the application process moving and feel I am already behind, but have no idea if this is just stress I am feeling or genuine danger for my application. I have also heard that there is motivation for waiting to gain candidate status based on when your CFA deadline is (I am in shape for all, but the upper body portions of the test, but need time to improve). Any help or advice would be much appreciated as I want to play my cards as best as I can.