2 questions on SAT IIs

<p>I plan on taking the SAT IIs in Writing, Math Level I, and one more</p>

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<li><p>I got a 700 on the bio sat II when I took it before, but it was only the 76th percentile, should I retake it? (I plan on applying to very competitive schools)</p></li>
<li><p>I got a 5 on the U.S. History AP Exam, would it be wiser to instead take this one (U.S. History SAT II), or would that be redundant?</p></li>
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<p>If you are currently taking another year of biology, you might want to retake. 700 is kind of borderline retake for very competitive schools. </p>

<p>SAT II scores may be factored into an academic index by some schools. Your 5 in APUSH is excellent, but it may not be factored into a numeric synopsis of your grade. If you are more likely to score highly on the US SAT II, take that instead of a retake. Your 700 on bio is a respectable score, but it would be nice to have your three highest scores all over 700. BTW, are you a junior or a senior?</p>

<p>thanks for the response</p>

<p>I'm a senior</p>

<p>I'm currently taking bio, but for college credit and AP</p>

<p>though I registered already, so I don't think I can change it, so if I don't like how well I do, I'll take them again in Jan.</p>

<p>"I registered already, so I don't think I can change it"</p>

<p>If you're talking about SAT II's, you can change the tests you take on test day - what you signed up for doesnt really matter. You can even add a test and the CB will send you the bill.</p>

<p>i dont think the score you get on the ap test really reflects your satII scores or visa versa. i knwo people who did better than me on the ap history test, but we got exactly the same score on the satII.</p>

<p>If you study for the U.S. History, you will be able to do better than a 700. The multiple choice is much easier than the AP mc. If you think you can review all of U.S. History in a week, go for it. I also received a 5 on the AP exam and got a 790 on the SAT II. It's absolutely not redundant. One is for college credit, the other is for college entrance. That's like saying that the Lit test and AP Lit is redundant.</p>