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Does UCLA require SAT II subject tests?

pspguy123pspguy123 Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
I was wondering, does UCLA require any subject tests to go along with your app? I read somewhere that UCLA does in fact require 2 SAT II subject tests.
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  • neekzgneekzg Posts: 1,002Registered User Member
    Not anymore. In the upcoming admissions season (those graduating high school in 2012 and college in 2016), subject tests are no longer required for the entire UC system. However, especially for a school as competitive as UCLA, they are strongly recommended because they can only strengthen your application. You will want to take advantage of every opportunity to show off your strengths as possible.
  • UCLA2014UCLA2014 Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    And I think the School of Engineering still recommends that you submit a Math II and a science subject test, but someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  • gtfotugtfotu Posts: 653Registered User Member
    I don't get how Berkeley doesn't require them for engineering? I mean, won't its ranks go falling through the sky for engineering? Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard the UC system will require SAT II tests but NOT SAT I tests.
  • UCLA2014UCLA2014 Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    @gtfotu: I'm pretty sure it's the other way around... you have to take the SAT Reasoning Test (formerly called SAT I, or just the SAT), but you don't have to take the SAT Subject (formerly called SAT II).

    The section under "Test Requirements" explains everything on this website. http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/Prospect/Adm_fr/fracadrq.htm
  • TatztasticTatztastic Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    ...Admission would be insane if UC's required SAT II's and not SAT I's.
  • DeMoNDeMoN Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    It's not required in order to apply, but it's still required if you want to get accepted. ;)
  • WorriedJrGirlWorriedJrGirl Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    Sat II are no longer required for the high school graduating class of 2012 and younger, however, it is recommended. Which means "take it", UCLA also wants those who intend to apply to engineering school to take the math II test, and a science subject test like physics, chem, or biology. The "recommended", is kind of like the "recommended" they use when saying "3 years of math required, '4 recommended'"
  • gtfotugtfotu Posts: 653Registered User Member
    You'll be needing SATs anyhow since people will usually be applying to schools other than the UCs, and the top first and second tier schools all require SATs, I think.
  • wifey99999999wifey99999999 Posts: 381Registered User Member
    Why does UC make application process easier these days?

    When I applied to UC, I had to submit 3 SATII test scors and 3 recommendation letters. These are no longer required these days?
  • WorriedJrGirlWorriedJrGirl Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    oh idk about the recommendation letters, but they only required 2 sat II scores, im class of 2011 for high school, The entering class in the fall,me, did have to do sat II
  • DunninLADunninLA Posts: 4,272Registered User Senior Member
    Recommendation letters are not read, unless you're selected for "Augmented Review", at which time you may submit them.
  • UCLA77UCLA77 Posts: 656Registered User Member
    The UC governing leaders have long debated the use of SATs as a measure in determining eligibility -- many have felt that it compromises the educational system, primarily because it was felt to be an inequitable assessment. Every couple of years there's a proposal to discontinue the use of the SATs entirely. It's never gone that far, although these periodic evaluations and debates led to the ELC admissions some years back.

    So it wasn't really much of a surprise, at least to me, that something would eventually "give" and it was done with the subject tests. Is this the end of it? Probably not.
  • FromcalwithloveFromcalwithlove Posts: 379Registered User Member
    For UCLA and Berkeley, I agree that you will need to submit SAT IIs to be accepted. Look at Stanford. It doesn't require SAT IIs and just "recommends" them.
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