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SAT Subject scores ,what to do??

ido.potterido.potter Registered User Posts: 348 Member
edited June 2009 in College Admissions
I am a non traditional international student. Beside one college all the colleges I intend to apply ask for 2 SAT subject tests.

By far I did 4 subject tests
Math 2- 770

Physics-740

Hebrew (which is my native tongue)-800 (I've asked some admission offices, and they said that a good score won't harm me, but also won't do too much impression; but since I paid I did the test any way)

And US history-620 (although it might sounds like an excuse for a low score, I have never studied US history , I took the test because I felt it is important to know the history of the united states , in which I want to study. and since I studied by myself I took the test, that was harder then I expected)

Do you think I should send all the scores, just some of them, shall I add a letter that will explain why I took the US history test? Do you think I should take another test (chem , I think I can get above 700)

What do you think I need to do?
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Replies to: SAT Subject scores ,what to do??

  • ido.potterido.potter Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    I am sorry for bumping it; but ,I will appreciate the help
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,526 Senior Member
    And the answer is really a question: to which colleges do you intend to apply. It makes a difference: (a) most colleges that require IIs (and they are in a minority) require only two, the three exceptions are Harvard, Princeton and Georgetown which require three; (b) many colleges will not even use IIs for admission, for example if you are applying for engineering to places like UIUC, GTech, Purdue, many others, your IIs will count for nothing; (c) colleges are divided between those who accept score choice, and thus you can choose which scores to send, or reject it, and thus require you to submit all scores.

    If you are applying to a college that requires IIs and accepts score choice, then you should probably send only your three above 700 scores and leave out the other.
  • ido.potterido.potter Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    from the colleges that will check those scores I apply to
    Cal-tech, MIT , Stanford , Yale , Brown and Princeton

    I know some of them won't allow score choice.
    But do you think the US score will show my desire to study something I have never learned
    and somewhat succeed? Shall I add a letter or something?

    thank you drusba!
  • farand431farand431 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Send them all and take the chem test if you would like. It is not really that necessary I don't think.
    Send the letter as well for Stanford, Yale, Brown and Princeton. Those schools really like to see more than just numbers, it's impressive and unique that you wanted to take US history for the reasons that you do. Don't talk about studying on your own for the US history test, just talk about how you never even took the class.
    The other two are more focused on the numbers, so if you sent only your highest scores and not your US history that would be the best idea for Cal tech and MIT
  • ido.potterido.potter Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    farand431 thank you
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