680 on Chem and USHist SATs, retake?

<p>Hey all,</p>

<p>Checked my scores for the SAT II subject tests and was pretty disappointed with myself. </p>

<p>Chemistry - 680
US History - 680
Math II - 800</p>

<p>I'm pleased with the math score but I really don't like chem or history. I understand that these scores aren't bad, but they aren't good either (I think they're both around the 70th percentile). And, for the schools I want to apply to (ivies and others), I know that they aren't good enough. I think my problem was lack of study and practice. Simply put I underestimated their difficulty.</p>

<p>So, I guess I should probably retake them, right? My regular SAT score was great, 2380, and I have straight A's in school, but I just don't want to apply with any obvious weaknesses.</p>

<p>Here's the problem: Its too late to register for the Jun 5 SATs. Which means that if I want to retake them, it'll have to be in October. </p>

<p>This can still be done, but I'm leery of forgetting information. What would your advice be? I was thinking that until summer I can do some light review with my SAT Subject test books (I also have school finals) to retain as much info as possible. Then, when summer starts, I can go crazy. Read each book from cover to cover multiple times, take all the practice tests, etc. and then come test day in October, destroy both tests!!</p>

<p>Please give me advice, I'm panicking a bit!</p>

<p>Yeah, it's too late to register. The date for late registration was May 19th, so you already missed it.</p>

<p>But you can do standby registration (for a higher fee).</p>

<p>How</a> To Register for the SAT</p>

<p>Retake them...if you cram for chem its an easy 800</p>

<p>^ I wouldn't say "an easy 800," but a high score is certainly manageable for most well-prepared students. I recommend retaking.</p>

<p>I'd just focus on raising your history grade (unless you are applying to an engineering program) to demonstrate breadth across disciplines. The vast majority of unhooked applicants to the Ivies will have subject tests scores exceeding 750, so that is your target. You already have one 800 and an awesome SAT, so you only need one more excellent ST score.</p>

<p>I would just retake chem. I don't think the US history is a big deal if you did well in the class and on the AP.
For the future (or I guess anyone else reading this)... ALWAYS register for the next test in situations like this even if you don't have your score yet. You can always cancel!</p>