SAT Subject Tests

Demonstrating Content Mastery

TEST PREP HELP FOR THE SAT Subject Tests

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:

  • Biology E/M (Ecological or Molecular)
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese with Listening
  • French
  • French with Listening
  • German
  • German with Listening
  • Italian
  • Japanese with Listening
  • Korean with Listening
  • Latin
  • Literature
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Spanish with Listening
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Check with your local Huntington Learning Center to determine which subject tests are available for prep.

Getting Started Preparing for SAT Subject Tests

First, we will administer a sample full-length practice test in the subject area to get a baseline of your child’s score. This practice test will allow us to pinpoint your child’s strengths and weaknesses and determine where to concentrate our tutoring. Based on the practice test results, we will develop a personalized tutoring plan targeted to meet your student’s needs.

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Common questions About SAT Subject Tests

Typically, SAT Subject Tests are offered on the same dates as the regular SAT, and you may take up to three SAT Subject Tests in one day. You may not take the SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same date.

The Language with Listening tests usually are given only once a year, typically in November. If you are taking more than one test on any date, the Language with Listening test is administered first. Only one Language with Listening test may be taken per test date.

You can register online for SAT subject tests by visiting https://sat.collegeboard.org/register.

In general, SAT Subject Test scores are available online approximately 19 days after a test date. SAT score reports are mailed out approximately 27 days after a test date. Scores by phone are released according to the same schedule as scores by web, but College Board charges an additional fee for this service.
SAT Subject Tests can be taken multiple times. It is generally recommended that you not take any one test more than twice.

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