Are SAT II's as good as AP test scores?

<p>I'm participating in the March of the Living next year and thus, will be out of the country while the AP tests are being administered. I'll have to take all of my tests at the later date, but I had some conflicts so I won't be able to take all the tests I had planned.</p>

<p>I was wondering if I could just take the SAT II's instead? Right now I think I would take: Math 2C, US History, Chemistry, and Physics? Would the adcoms consider this to be equal to AP test scores?</p>

<p>I doubt it. I would think APs would be given more weight than SAT IIs. The March of the Living is definitely a worthy cause though and if you somehow explain to the adcoms your situation, they may be more lenient with you.</p>

<p>SAT II scores are definitely MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than your AP scores. In fact, some top schools don't even care about your AP scores, they use them purely for placement rather than admission</p>

<p>Actually, top schools are more likely to ask for your AP scores, whereas SAT II scores are required by most schools.</p>

<p>You can always self study AP's.</p>

<p>But in the end, SAT II != (does not equal) AP.</p>

<p>There is no AP that corresponds to math IIC.</p>

<p>The SAT IIs are designed to test high school level understanding. The APs are designed to test college level understanding. I don't think they are the same. You won't be granted credit anywhere for SAT II scores.</p>

<p>SAT II scores are given more weight in admissions, though, since they are required. </p>

<p>If you explain your problem to the adcoms, they will probably understand. It might even work in your favor. Attending a worthy cause such as the March of the Living and still managing to complete most of your AP testing shows initiative.</p>

<p>From my understanding, SAT IIs are a lot more important than AP tests. AP tests are used for placement, and that's if the school you're applying to accepts them, while SAT IIs are generally required for admission to every school.</p>

<p>I think the SAT II's are given more weight in admissions just to avoid controversy. I mean, if schools openly admitted that they preferred to see APs and not SAT IIs, they'd have students from disadvantaged school districts yelling, "That's not fair! My school doesn't even offer AP classes!" Yadda, yadda, yadda...</p>

<p>AP tests are harder because they are college level. On the other hand SAT II's test what you learn on a high school level.</p>