Standardized testing has been a hot topic on our blog this year as well as generally in the world of college admissions. We've discussed with readers what to do in the case test centers aren't available, highlighted the move by colleges to test-optional policies and the debated the recent decision of some colleges to drop test requirements altogether. COVID-19 has brought the question of its usefulness to the forefront and we've fielded many questions from students on whether to test or not. Our students have also asked about SAT 2 subject tests, particularly students aiming to apply to the more competitive colleges or majors.
- Should I make the effort to take subject tests?
- How many should I take?
- What's a good score, and if I don't score so well should I still submit?
All valid questions which I am going to answer below!