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Should I send SAT II Subject Test?

hesalivehesalive Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
Highest SAT Test score: 630 Reading, 710 Math, 660 Writing

SAT II Subject Test scores: 730 Literature, 650 Biology M, 640 U.S. History, and 630 Mathematics Level 2

Top Colleges: USC, Pepperdine, USD, Cal Poly, UCSD, Loyola Marymount, Westmont, Chapman, UCLA

Should I send all my SAT II Subject tests to all of the colleges I am applying to? Or should I pick my top 2 or 3 SAT II Subject tests to send?
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Replies to: Should I send SAT II Subject Test?

  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,149 Senior Member
    The UCs require you to submit all scores including all SAT II scores. USC does not require but recommends two SAT IIs and you can choose what you want to send but all your scores look OK for it. The others you list neither require nor use SAT IIs for admission but since it costs you nothing extra for them when sending SAT, no harm in sending them.
  • SamuraiLandsharkSamuraiLandshark Registered User Posts: 3,425 Senior Member
    If you get in to some of those schools, they might use your SAT Subject tests as a way to place you in English and Math classes. You can also use them at Cal States as a placement into those subjects, which might save you time and effort, later.

    You can usually get the information off the website for the college whether or not they use these tests (or the ACT or SAT) as placement for these classes. Alternatively, you could always wait till you get in to a school and decide where to go whether or not to send in scores not required.

    Some schools have more demanding policies for certain majors. Having additional scores couldn't hurt, unless perhaps they are very low in comparison to your top two scores, I suppose.

    If a school recommends to send SAT II but doesn't require them, I would send them anyway. It would be one more tool that might help you in the admissions process.
  • hesalivehesalive Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    The question really is .. should I send me SAT Math subject test .. since I got only a 630 on it .. while I got a 710 in my SAT Math section.

    Will it hurt or help to send it is the real question ?

    Thanks -
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,149 Senior Member
    For UCs it will have no impact because they use highest two SAT IIs to determine admission. For USC , It says it uses SAT IIs only if it believes it is to your advantage so if it thinks the math score is good it will help and if not it will ignore it. For the others you list it means nothing one way or the other for admission because they don't use IIs to determine admission.
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