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SAT II for Soph?

Question: Should I take the World History SAT II after I finish AP World History this year? I am only a sophomore, and I don't know many people who have taken SAT IIs at the end of their sophomore year. Additionally, I would like to know which SAT IIs the competitive colleges prefer to see. Are you limited to only three?

You should definitely take the World History SAT II this year. It's always a good idea to try the SAT II as soon as you've completed the corresponding course, assuming that you won't be taking a more advanced version of it later on (e.g., if you are taking chemistry now but will take advanced chem next year, you'd be wise to wait.) It's actually fairly common for sophomores to take SAT IIs, especially students pursuing challenging academic programs, as you are.

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