ACT in lieu of SAT subject tests

<p>Many top schools do not require SAT subject tests for students who submit the ACT. If I go this route and do not Submits SAT sub. tests, would I be at a disadvantage? I got a 33 on the ACT (33 Sci, 34 Eng, 36 Rdg, 30 Math, 10/12 essay) and my SAT sub. tests aren't looking uber hot. Here is a list of schools that allow ACT w/ writing in lieu of SAT and SAT subject tests:</p>

<p>Yale University<br>
Amherst College<br>
Barnard College<br>
Boston College<br>
Boston University<br>
Brandeis University
Brown University<br>
Bryn Mawr College<br>
Connecticut College
Duke University
McGill University
Pomona College
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Pennsylvania
Vassar College
Wesleyan University</p>

<p>I am especially wondering about Swarthmore!</p>


<p>Here is the link a sight outlining SAT Sub. test Reqs. for top schools:
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<p>Even though not required, SAT Subject Test scores are still recommended. I think the rule was implemented so not to keep applicants from Western states, where students usually take ONLY the ACT, from applying. It was not meant to be a loophole for students who did not do too well on the SAT.</p>

<p>How "badly" did you do on the SAT IIs? Every score that starts with a 7 is fine for those schools.</p>

<p>I'm not sure. That's an interesting question, though. I've always viewed the subject tests as an advantage. I mean, you typically pick subjects that you enjoy, and would do well in. Besides the (almost always) required math test, you pick the rest.</p>

<p>You seem to do well in English/CR. Did you take the English Lit SAT Subj. Test? I'd imagine you'd do fine on it.</p>

<p>Nah, there not even recommended at those colleges if you take the ACT.</p>

<p>And I haven't taken any yet. Its just that I go to a really small school where like nobody takes subject tests and to be perfectly honest, the Barron's review book I borrowed for US Hist is REALLY freaking me out (despite my A in College US hist) and the Lit test book is looking OK ish.</p>

<p>So... I'm not sending any scores initially, but if I find I do good, I'll send them. Just want a "backup" plan in case I bomb.</p>

<p>I go to Brandeis and I only submitted my ACT.</p>

<p>My college counselor tried to get me to apply to Yale using this loophole. I almost applied to Penn, Duke, Wesleyan, and Brown using it. But then I just took the 2 SAT Subject Tests (590 Japanese, 710 MathIIC).</p>

<p>My guess is that you won't be at a disadvantage if you send the ACT instead of bad Subject Tests. You'll do just fine on the lit most likely, and maybe try a math (even if it's not your strong suit) . And if you want to apply to Yale and any other 3 subject test schools that do this, then take us also.</p>