Question: Do you get penalized for taking a Subject Test twice? I want to take the Subject Test in chemistry after an honors chem class then take it again after AP Chem next year.
Although far more students retake the SAT I’s than the SAT II’s, there is certainly no penalty for doing either. If you check out this recent CC thread, you’ll see that some students have been very pleased by their score gains after second tries on Subject Tests. See: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/848181-subject-test-survey-help-needed.html
Note, however, that many colleges do not honor the College Board’s “Score Choice” option. So, if you do take the chem test twice, you will be expected to report both scores to these schools. Even so, the colleges will only officially “use” the best one.
Good luck. Good luck. (That’s for both tests. ;-))