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Taking 5 SAT subject tests versus taking 2

AgentBKAgentBK Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
Hello,
I wanted to know which option is better:
Is it better to to take 5 subject tests and score between 700-750, or is it better to only take 2 and get 800s on both?

Please respond

Replies to: Taking 5 SAT subject tests versus taking 2

  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 36,639 Super Moderator
    There is no US college that subscribes to the theory that more equals better. In fact, more can work to one's disadvantage as the AO may wonder if the applicant has anything better to do with his/her time than take Subject Tests.
  • AgentBKAgentBK Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    @skieurope Another question: should I retake a 720 for US history and 750 for Math II. or is this good for selective colleges?
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 36,639 Super Moderator
    It depends upon the colleges. For most, it's probably enough. For the <5% acceptance rate ones, you may want to retake the 720 (or try another subject), but really, I don't think it will make a huge difference.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 22,192 Forum Champion
    edited February 12
    College admissions officers are not looking for testing drones. If you can take the number of SAT II's a school recommends/requires and get top scores then stop. Agree that for top colleges you may want to re-take the 720 or try a different SAT II.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 38,200 Senior Member
    edited February 12
    Keep the 750, retake the 720, and perhaps add another subject test in another academic area. NO us college requires or recommends more than 3.
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