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blackflagblackflag Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited February 2006 in University of Virginia
Will UVA frown upon applicants who have not taken Sat IIs? I understand that they are only for placement, but I believe I could be borderline in the admissions process, and I have not taken Sat IIs. Will this hurt my chances since I have not taken them?
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Replies to: Sat IIs?

  • cavalier302cavalier302 Registered User Posts: 4,343 Senior Member
    I've known people who have gotten in sans SAT2s. You should go ahead and take them, but not having them may not be a big deal.
  • SoccerGrl010SoccerGrl010 Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    I thought you have to take two SAT IIs to apply...
  • blackflagblackflag Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    SoccerGrl- The SAT IIs are recommended, but they are not required. They are used for placement when you get in the University. I believe that that is their sole purpose, but if you get accepted to UVA and plan on attending, they are mandatory (to my understanding).
  • sv3asv3a Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    Yeah, SAT IIs will not matter much. They may look nice on an application, but it probably won't tip the balance either way. You just need to take them in the spring sometime if you're accepted.
  • illnevergetinillnevergetin Registered User Posts: 318 Member
    i didn't take them and i got in so...but every person who is ACCEPTED has to take them, meaning when you get in its like congrats, make sure you've taken 2 SAT IIs. I took them after i applied and before i found out, so i checked the box on the application that said i was taking them at a later date, but even if you didn't do that i don't think SAT IIs carry any weight as far as actual admissions go.
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    Wait so if you take the SAT 2's you get to skip like the introductory classes and take the next level ones? What's the difference between them and AP Exams?Thanks
  • fjchowdhuryfjchowdhury Registered User Posts: 535 Member
    I'm pretty sure the AP exams give you credit while the SAT II's allow you to skip a class and be in a more advanced level but does not give you credit? I'm not sure though
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