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The SAT Subject Tests are created by Educational Testing Service, which is paid for by the College Board. It is the only national admission test that the student can choose the subject they want to test in to highlight their strengths and interests. The Subject Tests measure a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills in a particular high school subject area. There are five areas that they offer exams for: Mathematics, Science, English, History, and Foreign Languages. Students who score high on specific foreign language exams can qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy in some states, including New York and California. The SAT Subject tests are one hour long and students can take up to three different subject tests on a single test date. Each exam is graded on a scale of 200-800 points. Each subject area is divided up into more specific topics that students can choose from:
Test date opportunities for the SAT Subject Exams run very similarly to the SAT test dates and are administered in the same buildings and on the same days as the SAT Exams. The SAT Subject Exams are administered in January, May, June, October, November, and December. Students should register for their desired exam as early as possible, but click here for specific registration deadlines. Each SAT Subject test date offers exams for particular topics that vary so be sure to always plan ahead and sign up for the dates that are offering the subject(s) that you are interested in. If you can, try to schedule it so that you take the exam shortly after finishing the class for that subject.
May 4th Test Date will be offering tests for these subjects:
*Register by April 5th to avoid late fees; final registration closes on April 24th (online only)
June 1st Test Date will be offering tests for these subjects:
*Register by May 3rd to avoid late fees; final registration closes on May 22nd (online only)
For a more complete list, visit the College Board website and see a national list of colleges as well as international colleges that are interested in the SAT Subject testing.
In closing, students who have special skills or interests in a particular topic, or topics, should consider taking an SAT Subject test, or multiple ones, to showcase their talents. Students that take as many exams as they feel comfortable with will only show colleges how vast their interests and talents are. This will also leave doors open for students who are undecided on their majors or careers. As students approach college and settle on plans for their future, they will have the stepping stones in place already to meet any college’s requirements for admission. It’s better to have great scores that you don’t need then to wish you had scores to show when it is too late to take any tests. To make this test an even greater tool, students can use Score ChoiceTM to pick and choose which scores they want to send to colleges to represent their skills.
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