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I took two SAT subject tests and I'm wondering if I should send those scores to colleges that don't require them?

Asked Redmond, Washington

I got a 720 on Math 2 and 690 on Biology. Some of my schools have the option of submitting these scores. Do you think submitting them will help or hurt my application? #sat #college-admissions #college

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Jennifer’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Hi, Elizabeth! Congratulations on your scores. I would encourage you to submit your scores as part of the overall application that most colleges use to consider you holistically. It provides additional information about you that may not be contained in other parts of your file. The scores certainly can't hurt! Good luck with your applications! All the best --

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Austin’s Answer

Updated Washington, Washington

Hi Elizabeth,

Congrats on taking two SAT subject tests and scoring so well on them!! This is a major achievement and you should be so proud of yourself for doing so well. When I was applying to college many of the schools heavily recommended that I take SAT subject tests and submit their score. SAT subject tests show that you are willing and able to go beyond what is expected and put in that extra effort. While not a gold ticket into university, sending SAT subject test scores can only help you. NOTE, that you likely want to only submit the scores that you do well on to highlight your academic abilities; submitting a 360 would not help you and actually may hurt you depending on the school that you are sending these scores to.

I was always told to send scores above 700 but honestly your 690 is close enough!! Even if your school doesn't require them, additional test only help set you apart from everyone else who is applying.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!!