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SAT and SAT Subject Tests Overview

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Find out more about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.


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The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. Learn what it tests and how you can best prepare.
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SAT Subject Tests

About Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests can complement or enhance your college admission credentials.
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SAT Subject Tests

Should you take an SAT Subject Test?

The SAT Subject Tests offer you an additional opportunity to show colleges what you know and what you know you can do.

Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.

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