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Are SAT Subject Tests still necessary for college admissions?

Hi everyone, I'm a high school junior and I've been wondering about SAT Subject Tests. I know that many colleges have gone test-optional due to the pandemic, but are Subject Tests still important? Should I still take them if I have the chance? Thanks for your input!

10 months ago

Hello! It's true that many colleges have gone test-optional due to the pandemic, but the importance of SAT Subject Tests really depends on the schools you're interested in applying to. Some colleges still require or recommend them, especially for specific programs or majors. If you have a chance to take them and you think you'll do well, it might be a good idea to go ahead and take them. They can provide additional evidence of your skills and knowledge in a particular subject area, which can strengthen your application. However, if your target schools don't require or recommend them, they may not be as important as other aspects of your application like your GPA, extracurricular activities, and essays. It's always a good idea to research the admissions requirements of the schools you're interested in to make sure you know what's expected. Good luck!

10 months ago

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