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Will it look bad to colleges that I scored worse on subject tests the 2nd time?

cutiepie93cutiepie93 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
When I retook the test in December I was sick (cold/cough) and couldn't concentrate, and even though I had studied I did worse on my subject tests than before.

I took these tests before:
Chemistry- 680 (June 2009)
Math II- 720 (June 2010)
Physics- 610 (June 2010)

I took these in December 2010:
Chemistry- 640
Math II- 710
Literature- 560

Needless to say, I'm freaking out! I already sent these scores to a few colleges with the free score reports... What will they think? Do I have to send them to all the other colleges I'm applying to? If I don't want to send them would I have to pay score choice fees? And does that violate the non-score choice policy most colleges have?

Any words of advice would help. Thanks :)
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Replies to: Will it look bad to colleges that I scored worse on subject tests the 2nd time?

  • cutiepie93cutiepie93 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    bumpbumpbump :)

    someone please reply!!
  • BigIsBigIs Posts: 1,040Registered User Senior Member
    Your math scores are statistically the same.
    Your chemistry scores are also within the standard error range, so most admissions folks would see these as the same, especially as you were a year further away from Chemistry when you took the second one.

    Be sure you know the score-choice policies of the specific schools you apply to. Many of them only need your highest two or three subject scores.
  • cutiepie93cutiepie93 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    thanks :)
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