SAT Subject Test

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  1. stella

    stella Member

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    Is it at all helpful to submit SAT subject test results? If so, which tests does USNA factor in? Not seeing much on site.
    DD planning on taking Math 1, Bio M and perhaps a language. Useful with good results? Irrelevant and/or not accepted as part of application? Useful, but other subject tests would be better?

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  2. 2017Hopeful

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    I am by no means qualified to speak on the entire matter, but I can share from a personal experience. I did not take any SAT subject tests, just the good ole basic SAT, ACT, and AP tests and have received an appointment for the Class of 2017.
     
  3. riveranduin

    riveranduin row well and live

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    I took SAT Subject tests because other schools I applied to required them, however as far as I know they were not at all considered as a part of my application. In the Candidate Information System (the online module that has all of the application information) though it contained my normal SAT scores, it had no note of my Subject test scores.
     
  4. 1964BGO

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    If other schools you have applied to or plan to apply to require subject tests, then by all means take the required subject tests, BUT NAVY is interested in ONLY the math and verbal test results. While on this subject, do yourself a big favor and take both the SAT and the ACT exams - you might discover one is better for you than the other. Plan to take the exams more than once, NAVY super scores so there is no penalty for taking the exams multiple times. Start early - personally I recommend starting the exams in your sophomore year so you have time to boost your scores to the max by the middle of your senior year when NAVY shuts off further scores. Keep taking the exams until you are comfortable that you've gotten the best scores you are likely to attain - DON'T use the median scores in the class profile brochure as a guide, you really need to get your math scores over 700 (SAT) or 30 (ACT), and even at those levels there is no guarantee that someone on your slate won't outdo you. Keep in mind that the SA's all started out as engineering schools, and that they award Bachelor of Science degrees regardless of your major - consequently you should expect a ton of math, science, and engineering courses your first two years. That also should explain why there is such a focus on the math exams.
     
  5. stella

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    Consideration if Submitted?

    Thanks for the advice. D is planning on the math, bio, a language... and maybe chem subject test. Even though the Academy does not require these scores, will high scores in the Math/Science areas be looked at and considered if submitted...or no need to submit even strong subject test scores?

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