Acceptance into colleges and universities is becoming increasingly competitive. Students can demonstrate their academic strengths and become more desirable to many college admissions counselors by taking SAT Subject Tests.
Understanding SAT Subject Tests
SAT Subject Tests are standardized, national admissions tests given on individual subjects. SAT Subject Tests cover high-school-level content. They are usually taken to highlight an area of achievement or to improve credentials for admission into college. SAT Subject Tests provide an opportunity to demonstrate strong skills in an academic area, validate knowledge learned inside the classroom, or demonstrate preparedness for a certain college major or program. These tests help to provide admissions counselors a more accurate picture of a student's academic background.
Colleges may use SAT Subject Test scores to make admissions decisions, determine course placement, fulfill basic college requirements, or give credit for introductory-level courses.
SAT Subject Test Content and Subjects
SAT Subject Tests are one-hour long, multiple-choice tests. Each test covers the content of that subject. For example, the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics 1 covers the content from two school years of Algebra and one school year of Geometry.
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests that cover the 5 general academic areas of math, science, history, English, and languages:
- Chinese with Listening
- French with Listening
- German with Listening
- Japanese with Listening
- Korean with Listening
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- Modern Hebrew
- Spanish with Listening
- U.S. History
- World History
Check with your local Huntington Learning Center to determine which subject tests are available for prep.