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SAT Subject Tests help students demonstrate knowledge of specific subjects and differentiate themselves in the college admission process. They are hour-long tests based on high school course work and are offered in five subject areas: literature, history, languages, mathematics and science.

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Colleges value the Subject Tests as a key indicator of college readiness. Many colleges require or recommend Subject Tests, and some also use them for course placement and even for credit.


Students with a variety of academic interests and strengths can benefit from SAT Subject Tests:

  • High achieving and college-aspiring students: Some colleges require or recommend SAT Subject Tests for all applicants — others for applicants to more competitive programs/majors.
  • Students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors: Subject Tests are the only high school level national admission tests that assess a student's grasp of fundamental scientific concepts and his or her ability to apply that knowledge.
  • Students whose best language is not exclusively English: These students can demonstrate achievement in other languages or in areas that are not as reliant on the mastery of English.

SAT Subject Tests are created with input from high school teachers and reflect what's being taught in the classroom. Each hour-long test assesses content knowledge, interpretation and problem-solving skills.

A recent College Board Curriculum Survey found that the knowledge and skills measured by SAT Subject Tests were taught in high school classrooms by:

  • 97% of English teachers
  • 80% of Mathematics teachers
  • 82% of Science teachers

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Remind Your Students

Test Date:

May 3, 2014

Registration Deadline: Apr. 4

Test Date:

June 7, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 9

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75 years SAT Subject Tests

For 75 years SAT Subject Tests have been helping students demonstrate their achievement and readiness for college in specific subject areas.