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US History Subject Test

gotthejuice00gotthejuice00 3 replies4 threads New Member
Is it worth taking the U.S. History Subject Test if I'm pursuing a STEM major? I've taken Physics and Math II, but would taking a third test, in history, benefit me?
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  • happy1happy1 22956 replies2261 threads Senior Member
    Look carefully at the requirements/recommendations of the schools you plan to apply to. Do any require/recommend 3 SAT II exams? Do any require/recommend a humanities SAT II?
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  • gotthejuice00gotthejuice00 3 replies4 threads New Member
    Most UC's, for example, recommend subject tests in both math and a science. My question is would taking an additional test, and doing well, in History help my application even if I'm going into a STEM major?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39595 replies7185 threads Super Moderator
    Most UC's, for example, recommend subject tests in both math and a science. My question is would taking an additional test, and doing well, in History help my application even if I'm going into a STEM major?

    The only benefit is if the USH Subject Test score is higher than one of the other 2 and the college does not require a math and a science, in which case the highest 2 will be considered.

    If you are asking if colleges will be dazzled by taking more than the required number or showing academic diversity, then the answer is no.
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2604 replies33 threads Senior Member
    I wouldn’t really advise taking the USH Subject Test if you’re not going to be a History major/minor.

    Not many schools (besides Georgetown) strongly recommend 3 Subject Tests, so Math and Physics are fine. If the scores are 750+ then you’re pretty much done. Just focus on the rest of your application.
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  • NCKrisNCKris 257 replies1 threads Junior Member
    There is no need to take multiple SAT subject tests and it’s not going to impact admissions as much as you think.
    Check the college requirements and take only what’s needed.
    Typically, Math and Science is recommended for STEM

    Some colleges grant a language waiver based on SAT II.
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