Will taking SAT IIs help me get into UC Berkeley?

<p>I'm going to be graduating as class of 2012, and the UCs from that point on don't require us to take the subject tests. However, will my chances significantly increase if I do take them and get at least 700s on them?</p>

<p>I wouldn't say your chances of getting in would significantly increase. 700+ scores on them will, however, help Berkeley get a better idea of how you stand academically, since high scores on subject tests demonstrate your proficiency in those subjects. (For example, if you're applying to be an engineering major and got a 750+ on, say, Math II, it would show them that you're competent in math.)</p>