If you’ve got a copy of my book, you can happily cross out what it says about SAT II subject tests on page 80.
The College Board has announced it will no longer be providing SAT II subject tests.
No more SAT II subject tests! This is great news for students!
Because in the past, many 12th graders found themselves lamenting, “What in the world? Some colleges I’m applying to want me to take an hour-long subject test in U.S. History, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, or Literature? It’s been years since I had those classes! I’ve forgotten most of that stuff! Why didn’t anyone tell me about this sooner?”
This caused stress and consternation for students all over the country—but not for the students and parents who follow me.
Readers of my book were alerted to this—starting as early as 9th grade.
Students whose parents follow the clear steps in my book were tipped off, on page 80: “As soon as you finish a class on one of these subjects, whether you’re in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, quick—go take the SAT II subject test on that subject. This might allow you to fulfill basic degree requirements, or get college credit for certain introductory-level courses. In some cases, strong SAT II subject test scores on a college application can help boost an applicant’s admissions ranking.”
Students who did this as early as 9th grade sidestepped senior year stress and pressure that ended up nailing the students who were surprised by this additional testing.
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The College Board is likely to push AP courses in place of SAT II subject testing.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses—a big moneymaker for the College Board—can be a great idea for students in 9th and 10th grades because they help build academic muscle. But in 11th and 12th grades, you may have a far better option. Learn all about that option on pages 87–97 of my book:
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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.