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How many AP and SAT Subject Test for GED student?

king4k2king4k2 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited December 2009 in Home Schooling and College
I'm currently in Korea
Not in highschool
taking GED before next yr october
and taking SAT on Jan 23rd
i was thinking how many SAT subject tests and AP tests should i take to get in like IVY, UC, Northwestern
im also considering taking ACT

so the lists of things im going to take are
SAT- around 2100+
AP-Econ(both),calc BC, world history, biology
SAT 2- World history, biology, math 2c, jap
ACT
GED

FOR EC
well i did like 100 hrs in 9th grade in like key club
and well im thinking going to mongol next summer but i didnt do any EC for like a yr
so is that going to help me

PS. can u still take AP after college admission n still get credit? if u can how do u do it?
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Replies to: How many AP and SAT Subject Test for GED student?

  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    You'll have to check with each college as far as AP credit. If they will give credit for APs, then it's fine to finish the AP exam after you've already received your acceptance to college. Credit, if it's offered, will be sorted out after you are admitted. Just so you know, though, many selective colleges do not grant credit for AP courses/exams.

    You've listed 4 SAT Subject Tests. That should be fine. It's more than most places require, but as a homeschooler it's doesn't hurt to have that extra validation of your work.

    AP exams are not used in admissions in a direct way. They certainly will look good on your transcript, and high scores on the exams is a good way to show you mastered the material, but there are no requirements for certain AP tests or a certain number of AP tests.
  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    King4k2, also do some research online about homeschoolers applying to UCs. Things may have changed, but many colleges in the UC system used to make it very difficult for homeschoolers to meet their admissions requirements.

    Another thing, it is not necessary to take the GED. It will be of no use in college admissions. As far as tests go, it's all about the SAT or ACT. The GED is not only not referenced on college applications, but in the United States it has a slighly negative connotation, as it was originally most used by students who were unable to complete high school for academic reasons.

    If you have reasons of your own for taking it, that's different, but just for purposes of college admissions, you can forget about it.
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