Taking a subject test more than once?

<p>Do colleges generally look down on taking a test in the same subject more than once, or does it not matter if I take it twice?</p>

<p>It's okay if there's a huge improvement, like from a 680 to a 750, but if you're trying to improve an already high score (let's say 770 or higher), colleges will probably raise an eyebrow.</p>

<p>^ Will they really? Cause my parents want me to retake my 790 Math SAT II for an 800 -.- It goes without saying that they're Asian.</p>

<p>Can't you choose which test dates to send?...</p>


<p>I seriously doubt that colleges will look down on your 790, but then again, I'm not an admissions officer.</p>

<p>^ That's what I keep telling them! I mean, I don't think they'd reject me solely on the basis of my lowly 790... college admissions aren't thaaat black and white. Hopefully :)</p>

Yeah, it definitely seems like colleges are placing more and more emphasis on extra curriculars and less on test scores, though tests scores are still important. </p>

<p>@sententia you can, for schools that allow score choice.</p>

<p>If my first choice allows score choice, would it be a good idea to retake subject tests even if it might hurt my chances at other schools?</p>

<p>Would retaking in november be too late? coz im taking SAT 1 in oct....</p>

<p>^ Haha, me too! Well, if you're applying ED, for some colleges, the last month you can take an SAT test is November, but you must rush your scores to them.</p>

<p>I don't think colleges will see someone retaking from a 790 and actually hold it against them. Perhaps they'll think the student is a bit of an overachiever, but its not like theres anything that could possibly negative about wanting to retake a test and improve your score. However, the officers will probably not care much about whether you have a 790 or an 800. The difference is 1 wrong answer, and it won't be the reason why you aren't accepted.</p>