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what SAT subject tests should I take?

VanillaCream09VanillaCream09 0 replies3 threads New Member
hey, so I've only recently made a decision to apply to US colleges (I'm an international student) for a major in some science (not sure which yet, but I want to go to medical school after that). I am pretty sure I should do Biology Molecular, but I don't know what about the other(s). should I just do Chemistry or maybe Maths as a 3rd one?
also, can I take the tests at the beginning of December for this year application or is it too late?
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  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom 11075 replies237 threads Senior Member
    For an international student wanting to study biological sciences, I recommend either bio OR chem, math and English.

    It's hard to say whether December would be too late. Your scores wouldn't be available to colleges until sometime in January--which is late in the process. But this fall's application cycle is going to be different than in past years due to Covid-19 and a number of colleges are going test-optional and relying more heavily on GPA, schedule difficulty, LORs and ECs to evaluate students

    As for the possibility of being a pre-med in the US.....you've been told elsewhere that it's is extremely difficult to nearly impossible for international students to get an accepted into a US med school. And should an international gain an acceptance, there is no financial aid available for them.

    If you're truly interested in becoming a physician, I'd strongly recommend that you study in the EU where medicine is a 6 year program. (In the US medicines 8 years: 4 years for an undergrad degree and another 4 years for medical school.)
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2763 replies47 threads Senior Member
    Math, preferably Math2, is usually recommended.

    I’ve looked a a majority of schools that recommend Subject Tests while research college options for my D. “Math and a Science” is the most common recommendation I’ve seen.

    Each school’s web site should have info on testing deadlines. For January 1 application deadlines, December testing is typical not a problem.
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