Worth it to send in SAT Subject Tests?

<p>Well… I was deferred. So now I am trying to think of anything I can do to boost my application. I have taken two SAT subject tests, but I took them after the EA deadline and decided not to send them in late. They aren’t that great, but I was wondering if I should send them in now anyways to show that I took the initiative to take them, or if that would just end up bringing more harm.</p>

<p>I took Chemistry and got a 640, and then Math 1 and got a 690.</p>

<p>My other test scores aren’t that great. My SAT is 1960 (570, 670, 720) and my ACT composite is 30 (English 33, Math 26, Reading 32, Science 30, Combined English/Writing 30). I sent in both, because the bad scores on each test were kinda offset by decent scores on the other.
My ECs are pretty weak, too.
I am on two swim teams, captain of one, and made it to championship meets for both teams.
I am also on a track team, where I have also competed at the State championship level.
I volunteer at a center for children with disabilities, much like BC’s own Campus School.
I participate in various other activities as well – Biology Club, playing Violin and Guitar, and singing for a few programs at my Church.</p>

<p>I have a feeling my low test scores and ECs are what caused the deferral, and perhaps the fact that I am homeschooled. I am taking 6 main courses this year, 2 AP and the rest are Honors if that option was available. At this time, my lowest grade is a 97%. If I can keep these grades up, I feel confident about sending in my Mid-Year report. My GPA is currently 4.0 unweighted GPA and 4.42 weighted.</p>

<p>Do you know of any other way that I can make my application a little more favorable? I’d really appreciate all help and comments!</p>

<p>Good luck to all who are waiting on letters, and those who have also been deferred. Congrats to those accepted!</p>

<p>Does anyone have any comments about this?</p>

<p>hey! sorrythat you got deffered...but better than rejected right?</p>

<p>So my stats are not too different from yours...I had a 30 too, 31 superscored.
I am on a swim team and captain too and do similar ECs, so I am hoping that I can help a little bit.
I think that what helped me get in was my SAT IIs. I told them my major would be biology and I think that my SAT IIs and AP Bio score really showed that I had strengths in these areas.
I think that you should send them...if you were deferred, then they obviously feel the need to see more right? Send them, and think of what else you could send that supports you in the field you are choosing or something.</p>

<p>I hope that helps a little</p>

<p>Thanks very much for your relpy! You did help. I applied undecided to LSOE, so although my SAT IIs don't really have much to do with my major, I'll send them in anyways. Maybe I can try to get involved in the day school program at the center I volunteer at as well.</p>

<p>Congrats on your acceptance!</p>