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Will So-So Subject Test Scores Hurt Elite-College Applicants?

Question: I had my sophomore son take 3 SAT Subject Tests on June 5: Math 2, Chem and World history. My thinking, very naive, was that he had taken AP World History and done well. Now, I have learned that some schools require all test scores. How unfavorably will elite schools look upon a student who gets an averge Subject Test score?

As you've noted, some of your son's target colleges will probably require him to report all scores ... including the ones he's none too thrilled about.

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