Students will typically ask me what SAT Subject Tests to take and I will advise them on that topic. But remember that not all of the BS/MD programs require Subject Tests. So which BS/MD programs do require SAT Subject Tests?
Here is a list of the BS/MD programs that require SAT Subject Tests:
St. Bonaventure University/George Washington University
Florida Atlantic University recommends SAT Subject Tests
Stevens Institute of Technology/Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic/Albany Medical College
University of Rochester strongly encourages SAT Subject Tests
Drexel/Drexel University College of Medicine recommends SAT Subject Tests
Lehigh/Drexel University College of Medicine highly recommends Subject Tests
That’s it. Some of the other programs will consider SAT Subject Tests if submitted but do not require or even recommend them.
I do typical recommend that if possible a student does take several of the SAT Subject Tests so that they can consider these listed programs as options. But not having SAT Subject Tests still allows you to apply to most of the available BS/MD programs.
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Is a 710 in MATH II Competitive enough for programs like Miami? Or should I retake it?
Todd Johnson says
SAT Subject test scores are but one aspect of the admissions process to BS/MD programs. I generally advise at least a 700 on a subject test to be competitive but higher can make you marginally more competitive. If you think you can get a 750+ on the Math 2 subject test, then it might be worth while to give it one more try.
Srilata Anne says
Do these programs accept ACT or do they accept only SAT subject test. In my daughters school and in our state majority take ACT only. So trying to clarify if my daughter need to take SAT subject test as well for these schools.
Shivani Patel says
If a school recommends a science and a math, I got an 800 on my Math II exam but not a good score on the science. Would it be odd to submit one but not the other or will it be beneficial to me instead of harmful to submit one and not the other.
Todd Johnson says
Yes it would be unusual to submit one subject test but not both if 2 are recommended.
Tanish Jain says
Is submitting a low 700 on SAT Chemistry a disadvantage considering that many other students will have that or higher for BS/MD programs? I didn’t do very well in AP Chemistry and ended with a 85, that’s why I took the SAT CHEM to show that I do know chemistry.