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Too Late to Submit Subject Tests??

brobdingnagian17brobdingnagian17 75 replies19 threads Junior Member
I am planning on applying to Harvard under Early Action (aka the only way I see myself getting in) and their suggestion is for students to submit 2 SAT Subject Tests. I have taken the Math Level 2 and the French test. On the former, I scored 800, and, on the latter, 680.

The 680 was mainly due to a lack of knowing how the test was specifically structured/running out of time. I believe I can score an 800 and possibly study for an 800 in Chemistry (which I have not taken but will soon have to for the RD round of other colleges), but the EA deadline is approaching fast.

If Harvard says, "We request that you submit your standardized tests by the end of October. However, you are still eligible to apply using the November series as they should reach us in time for consideration," in terms of the SAT, then should I either....

A ) Submit the 800 Math 2 and an October trial of the French test
B ) Submit the 800 Math 2 ONLY and submit November trial of French+Listening and Chemistry (which I'd be near if not 800 by then but, then again, I wouldn't know my scores)
C ) Submit the 800 Math 2 and an October trial of the French test AND submit November trial of French+Listening and Chemistry (which I'd be near if not at 800 by then but I wouldn't know my score)

I'm confused whether I must submit 2 subject tests by the time I submit my application or whether I am able to submit my one 800 in Math (against their advice of 2) and submit my unknown November trials for consideration. If they're all being considered anyway would it bother them that only 1 came from the application? The plus side of waiting till November, of course, is more practice and a better chance of getting 800s.
edited September 2019
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2463 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Sounds like they want 2 Subject Tests and you have through the November test to send them.

    Schools typically will look at the most favorable data provided regarding standardized tests, so I’d probably send both now and add the school for the automatic score report when you take additional tests. Be sure to auto-send them - don’t wait to see what you get and then start the process of sending the scores, that may be too late and not really of any benefit.
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