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If I take the ACT with writing, do I still have to take the SAT subject tests?

komets41komets41 Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
I'm also taking the SAT1.
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Replies to: If I take the ACT with writing, do I still have to take the SAT subject tests?

  • agc0319agc0319 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 229 Junior Member
    No one has to take the subject tests, they're just highly recommended for top tier schools. If that's what you're aiming for, you should take two or three.
  • momjrmomjr Registered User Posts: 2,156 Senior Member
    It depends on the school. Some schools will accept the ACT with writing in place of the SAT subject tests. I know that Penn and BU has this policy. Other schools will still require subjec tests.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 34,279 Super Moderator
    Momjr is correct.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,109 Senior Member
    It depends on where you intend to apply. Go here for a list of colleges that require, recommend, or consider SAT IIs. In the required column you will see that some have an * next to the number. That means the college takes the ACT in lieu of both the SAT and SAT IIs. If no * then SAT IIs are still required even if you submit ACT: [url=http://www.****/admissions_req_subjects.aspx]Compass: Admissions Requirements[/url]
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