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UCB: ACT Science vs. Subject Tests

mdchang99mdchang99 Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
Hey guy, I'm in 11th grade and I'm planning to apply to UC Berkeley (CompSci) and I took the ACT and got these Scores:

E 33
M 31
R 32 <---- Total fluke
S 25 <---- who knows -____-
Composite: 30.25

IDK if these are important >AP Comp Sci: 5
>3.9/4.0 GPA

I'm pretty sure these scores won't be sufficient for out-of-state admission. I don't know whether I should take the ACT and try to score higher in science section or take the SAT subject tests in science because I don't feel my ACT scores reflect my knowledge in science. Thanks everyone!

Replies to: UCB: ACT Science vs. Subject Tests

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,656 Senior Member
    UCs do not require SAT subject tests. For some divisions at some campuses, specific ones may be recommended, according to http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/examination-requirement/SAT-subject-tests/ .

    For Berkeley, CS may be done in either the College of Letters and Science (starting undeclared, declaring L&S CS after getting a 3.3 GPA in the prerequisites) or in the College of Engineering (as EECS). L&S does not use SAT subject tests; CoE does recommend math and a science, but EECS is probably significantly more selective in frosh admissions than L&S.

    As an out-of-state student, have you run the net price calculator to see if you can afford Berkeley? There is a $25,000 additional out-of-state tuition that is not covered by financial aid.
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