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Subject Tests v Prospective Major

GodfatherbobGodfatherbob Registered User Posts: 1,311 Senior Member
edited May 2009 in College Admissions
So far I've taken two subject tests: USH (790) and Spanish (750). I'm not applying anywhere that requires 3 tests, but I feel like I should take another one, one that's more closely related to my prospective major, Poly Sci. In the grand scheme of things, taking Spanish seems kind of random--I just happen to be good at it, so I took the test and scored fairly high. So, assuming that I can NOT score above a 750 on any other subject test (with the exception of maybe Math 1, which I wouldn't take), should I take another one? I'm thinking maybe Lit, which I could probably score high on, just judging by my SAT I CR score (800).
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Replies to: Subject Tests v Prospective Major

  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    US History is the subject test mostly closely related to political science. You'll be fine.
  • Ray192Ray192 Registered User Posts: 2,019 Senior Member
    Man, just take world history and get it over with.
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Colleges aren't comparing your choice of subject tests w/what you list as a prospective major. They know that about everyone's choice is very ephemeral.

    Take a subj test that you'll do well in and enjoy -- not to give some "meat" to your appearance as a future PoliSci cranker -- because it won't. Prospective majors don't mean much at all to most colleges.
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