Look, every BS/MD program is looking for students who are very strong academically. However, after a certain point, it doesn’t really make a difference in admissions to most colleges. So what is that certain point?
The most competitive programs are typically looking at a 34 or better on the ACT or a 2,250+ SAT. A 2,320 is not really better than a 2,270 for admissions purposes. There are a few exceptions to this but not many.
A quick story will illustrate my point. This past year I had two students interviewed by Northwestern HPME. One student had a perfect test score while the other was high but certainly not perfect. Further more, the student with the perfect test scores had all A’s in their classes and the other student had a few B’s. Both had impressive resumes in other areas. The student with lower grades and test scores was admitted while the other student was not.
Is it bad to have extremely high grades and test scores? Of course not. But grades and test scores alone do not get you into a BS/MD program. They merely get you considered.