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SAT II for Top Schools (International, ORM)

bearsbeatsbearsbeats Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hello!

I have 800s on Math II and Chemistry, but am a prospective engineering major at top schools (Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke, Columbia, etc...). I am also an ORM (Indian) studying abroad. Would you recommend I take the Physics test (hopefully I can score an 800, but it would be a reasonable amount of work to study for it)?

This is because physics aligns more closely with mechanical/electrical engineering -- but does it really matter if I take the test?

Thanks!

Replies to: SAT II for Top Schools (International, ORM)

  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 35,201 Super Moderator
    does it really matter if I take the test?
    No. You have great scores. Put your effort into EC's and your essays.

    Most top colleges recommend/require math and either bio/chem/physics (or chem/physics) for engineering. Taking more than the minimum will not improve your application.
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