Confused about Subject Tests

<p>So I've already taken a subject test in Chinese (800), and now I am trying to decide which other subject tests I should take. I am going to take U.S. History and English Lit for sure since I am pretty strong in those two areas. However, I have heard from some friends that I am required to take a subject test in either math or science, even though I am planning to major in a humanities related field. Please clarify this problem, thank you.</p>


<p>I am most likely going to apply to these colleges:
The UC's

<p>The UC's require two different subject areas, so you'll be fine there. </p>

<p>Dartmouth requires two in general (the only two you can't choose together are Math I and Math II).</p>

<p>You should check with the other colleges although I'm pretty sure that the three you're taking are fine. I'm only certain about those two because I applied to them. :P</p>

<p>ok thanks, Oh I guess that I should also mention that my ethnicity is also Chinese, so would that diminish my 800?</p>

<p>Yeah, kind of. There's been debate about that, but if you really think about it, you pretty much just proved that you're Chinese. Therefore, someone with a 750 in his non-native language might be preferred. </p>

<p>If you want, take another. Go ahead and take Math II in addition to the others you mentioned. IMO, if you're Dartmouth-worthy, you should be able to earn a pretty decent score on the Math II exam. Even if you don't do well, it can't hurt. :)</p>

<p>So math two over bio?</p>

<p>You should take whatever you feel the most comfortable with. Bio, Math II, it doesn't matter. I just think the Chinese score should be a kind of "bonus" to your other scores.</p>

<p>does it explicitly help ur admissions chances for the UCs if u take more than the required 2 SATIIs? conversely, would u b passed over (if u took 2) for someone who took more than 2?</p>

<p>^ 1) I don't think it helps. The UC's probably take the highest two scores.
2) Absolutely not.</p>

<p>thanks a lot</p>