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How important are SAT subject tests in the admissions process?

Hello! I'm currently a junior, and I'm a little stressed about college admissions. I was wondering how important SAT subject tests are in determining my chances of getting into a good college. Should I prioritize these tests, or are there other things I should focus on more? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! I can understand why you might be feeling stressed about the whole college admissions process. From my experience with my own child, SAT subject tests can indeed play a role in college admissions, but their importance varies depending on the college you are interested in.

Some colleges don't require them at all, while others may consider them as additional information to supplement your application. It's best to research the specific requirements of the colleges you're interested in applying to in order to determine how important these tests are for your target schools.

That being said, you should definitely focus on maintaining a strong GPA, participating in extracurricular activities that you're passionate about, and doing well on your general SAT or ACT exams. These factors tend to be more important overall in the admissions process. If you have time and resources, taking SAT subject tests in subjects you excel in can definitely give your application a boost, but don't stress about them too much if you're already doing well in other areas. Best of luck with your college admissions journey!

9 months ago

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