Retake Subject Tests for Yale?

<p>Hey all. I'm debating whether or not to retake my SAT II Spanish and SAT I. I'm applying to schools like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and UPenn with a 4.00/4.00, rank of 1/677, and decent extracurriculars and volunteer activities. My first SAT I score is 790V 740M and my Spanish is 750. My other ones are Writing:800, Lit:790, U.S. History:790, and I just took the Chem and Math2C. Your august opinions on whether or not retakes are necessary would be appreciated. :-)</p>

<p>Why the hell would you retake the subject tests? Is this some sick joke? (And if you're actually serious... no, it'd be a big waste of time and money to retake.)</p>

<p>'s not a sick joke. :-) I'm serious. I've just been told by a lot of classmates that 750 is rather low for a language test even if it isn't my native language</p>

<p>if you could pull off a 780+ on the Spanish test, retake it. You're right about the language scores - the averages are usually in the upper 700's. Otherwise, your stats look very nice - gl with Yale!</p>

<p>I'd appreciate a feedback on my stats as well - I made the thread "Chances at Duke, JHU, and more?" Btw how'd you study for the writing one? I'm retaking that in November, and I want to do very well on it =P</p>

<p>Are you kidding me? This must be a joke right?</p>

<p>They only consider your top three scores, and you have one 800 and two 790s.</p>

<p>If you want to retake, I say SAT I. That is if you have an intense desire to retake :-)</p>

<p>Reality Check: scores get your foot in the door, but they do only that. They don't get you in.</p>

<p>Your foot is in the door. But my stats were higher than yours and I had a stellar app all-around and I got rejected from Yale.</p>

<p>I think you scores are fine. You should concentrate on other areas of your application.</p>

<p>Thanks everyone for your opinions. Drownindreams, I do realize that scores are not everything, and I plan on having an equally "stellar" application. However, if I'm rejected, I'd like to know that it wasn't over a test score, which is something I have in my power to change.</p>

<p>There is no reason to do it. The Admissions Office will not even see it. At an information meeting, someone asked a similar question and the officer said that when they receive your app at yale, the people input all your info into a computer, which only sends your top 3 scores on to be looked at. In your case, the 800 and 2x 790 would be looked at.</p>

<p>Thanks for your post newt. I didn't know that and now I'm glad that I do! :-)</p>

<p>are you serious about yale?? that's awesome! I didn't have to re-take my awful IIC then. Oh well, other schools might count it so it's just as well.</p>