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Is Math 1 Subject Test Acceptable at Certain Competitive Colleges?

Question: Will colleges like BC, Northwestern, Columbia, USC accept the Math 1C for a Subject Test or do they want to see the Math 2C?

Cal Tech and Harvey Mudd are the only colleges I know of off the top of my head that require Math 2. Columbia definitely does not … including for engineering. Even MIT says that either Math 1 or 2 is fine. However, I can't possibly stay current on every college's requirements nor on the requirements of special programs within a university. So applicants really need to read Web sites carefully themselves because policies can change. I don't want to get a student in hot water by giving the wrong advice!

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