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These SAT IIs enough?

HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Posts: 1,577Registered User Senior Member
Im applying to college as an Econ/political science major. I have world history (760), and now plan on adding Chem, math II, and USH.

Truth be told, would those 3 without Chem suffice? I seriously hate ap chemistry and don't at all plan on pursuing science in college. I was advised by a friend to just focus on chem and math II since I already have one history, thereby indirectly saying I should have a well rounded sat II schedule. Any suggestions?
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Replies to: These SAT IIs enough?

  • DrGoogleDrGoogle Posts: 5,738Registered User Senior Member
    You should just take Math II.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Posts: 1,577Registered User Senior Member
    Well I can easily do well on USH; I don't see why I shouldn't take it.

    Any other opinions? Do I need a science SAT?
  • risuburisubu Posts: 1,552Registered User Senior Member
    Nah take USH and math II. Chem is too hard, especially if it's not your favorite subject.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Posts: 1,577Registered User Senior Member
    Nah take USH and math II. Chem is too hard, especially if it's not your favorite subject.

    So no need to take a science SAT II at all?

    The basic purpose of this post is to ask whether I needed 'diversity' in my subject tests.
  • lynn11lynn11 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    Well, of course it is definitely good to take a science subject test if you are going to that particular field.. but since you said that you can easily ace the USH, you should certainly take it because it does not hurt. The worst is to simply not sent that score to them (unless it is required to send all)...
    I suggest you to NOT take Chem since you dislike it so much, which is probably wasting your time studying it since you probably wouldn't get it into your head with any passion..
    If you really need a science subject, beside chem, take a look into biology and physics.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Posts: 1,577Registered User Senior Member
    @lynn11
    Well I'm definitely not interested in science; I plan on applying as an economics or political science major. I've just been told over and over again that, especially as an Asian, I should relentlessly pursue perfection in all academic fields, including science, in order to look 'appealing'.
  • lynn11lynn11 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    Oh, I totally understand as I'm an Asian myself.. I also had heard many people saying that the prestige colleges/universities expect Asian to have higher SAT score comparing to other ethnics to be able to get accepted.
    I don't know if that is really the truth, though I have seen statistics about it... but, I know some of my parents friend's children had got accepted to Ivy Leagues even though they only took two subject tests.

    But if you have the effort for it, I think you should totally do it.
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