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Should I send a 710 Chemistry and 770 Math 2 Subject Tests to colleges?

JasonSmithy3JasonSmithy3 3 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
Hey everyone,
I just got my SAT II scores back from June, took forever. I got a 710 in Chemistry and 770 in Math 2. My question is if I should send these scores to colleges that say they recommend the subject tests (UPenn, Cornell, etc.). This is mostly for IVY league schools. Percentile wise the scores are lower than I would wish for, but I don't think they will hurt me if I send them. What do you guys think?

I appreciate any feedback! Thank you!
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  • mamaedefamiliamamaedefamilia 3394 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,417 Senior Member
    @JasonSmithy3 For T20 schools, "recommend" is generally understood to mean that you should provide them unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. What I have read here is that a 700-750 score is a neutral data point and 750+ helps you. For very tippy top tech-oriented schools like Caltech, MIT, or Harvey Mudd, a 800 in Math II is desirable.
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  • JasonSmithy3JasonSmithy3 3 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @mamaedefamilia
    Ok! Thank you! I will send it as it probably wouldn't hurt me. I did well on my SAT too so I should be good.
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  • yshahiyshahi 2 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I got a 710 in Math II and 750 in US History, should I retake math 2?
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  • mrGrind257mrGrind257 2 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @yshahi Same, I got a 710 math. I feel skeptical about sending it to the big schools.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 37964 replies6570 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 44,534 Super Moderator
    Without having seen the rest of the application, I would personally retake a 710 in a STEM Subject if planning to major in STEM, especially if the 710 is M2.

    Now, if one is a rising Senior, and there are other elements of the application that need to be strengthened, like SAT/ACT, then those should be the priority over Subject Tests. If prepping for Subject Tests would compromise your GPA and/or essays, then think hard about where time should be spent.

    However, be aware, that for T20 schools, most applicants will have strong Subject Test scores plus strong everything else.
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