Should I Retake SAT Physics? How Important are SAT Subject Tests When Applying to Top Schools???
This May I took two SAT subject tests: Math 2 and Physics. I decided to take Physics because I had just taken the AP Physics C: Mechanics test. However, because Physics C: Mechanics only covers Mechanics, which is only 45% of the Physics Subject Test, I had to buy a Barron's review book and self-study the week before. I ended up getting a 790 on Math but only a 700 on Physics. If I want to apply to top schools, (Columbia, MIT, Yale), is it important that I retake these subject tests? I ended up getting a 5 on the AP Physics C Mechanics exam, so would that be enough to show sufficiency in the subject? I know I need two STEM subject tests for a school like MIT, but should I consider taking the Literature subject test instead of Physics? How important are subject tests in general? Outside of my subject tests, I have nearly perfect grades with a very rigorous schedule, along with a 35 on my ACT. Any advice would be much appreciated!6 replies