Should She Report SAT II Scores?

<p>Our DD is applying to Seattle University, Santa Clara University, Boston University and Northeastern in the the early decision/action round. Her SAT scores are 700/600/600 (she is planning to take them again in early November, but is probably too late for EA/ED colleges). Her SAT II scores are Literature 630 Math Level 1 650 and History 680. </p>

<p>As far as we can tell from the websites, only BU (her ED choice) requires SAT II scores. </p>

<p>Should she submit the SAT IIs to all the colleges? We can't quite figure out if they are better than her SATs, or not as good - doesn't seem to be enough info to determine until the test explanations come out next week, and the apps are due Nov 1. </p>

<p>Thanks for any guidance!</p>

<p>I think we answered our question - since her SATs are at the 80th - 90th percentils, and her SAT IIs are at the 60th -70th for LAST year according to Google, then she should not submit them unless required. Are we right?</p>

<p>The percentiles are not completely accurate in that sense, for only the top students in the country take the SATIIs to apply to relatively selective colleges, and each person only picks the SATIIs that she thinks she’ll do well on. I think the 680 in US history especially is a good score-----I would consider submitting it.</p>

<p>To my knowledge, BU requires the SAT scores as well as 2 SAT Subject Tests, or SAT IIs. Double check the websites of all the schools to be sure. On the common app, under the SAT section, you can write the november SAT date down (the common app allows you to list <em>future</em> test dates as well) just so they know she IS taking them again, if you really want them to know that.
xrCalico23 is right: competitive students take the SATIIs to get into competitive colleges, so the percentiles are off. Getting scores in the 600’s on the SATII’s is like getting scores in 700’s on the SATs. That’s a huge accomplishment. She did very well with all her standardized testing, and, in my opinion, she should submit all her scores, but it’s ultimately up to you and what the individual colleges’ requirements are.
Best of luck!</p>

<p>Thank you for the help - another great decision thanks to CC. We have decided to submit them!</p>