Colleges don’t really care that much about the essay scores on the ACT or the SAT – they’re a total afterthought. Your GPA and your composite score are about 95% of what matters when it comes to “metrics” in your application. If you get a 36 on the ACT, and you have a good GPA, there’s not an admissions counselor on Earth who’s going to think that you lack the capacity to attend their college.
So – if you have the time to study and train for the essay a bit – and you can do this with NO stress and no drag on your GPA or extracurriculars, then maybe train for the essay a bit more and take it again. But honestly, it’s probably not worth the effort. Just be happy with your perfect score and move on to greener pastures!
If you’re looking for a guide on how to improve your essay, you can check out my free ACT essay course, which will give you a good sneak preview of the full ACT strategy I teach in my online ACT course.