About the SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests are college admission tests on specific subjects. They're the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.

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At a Glance

Get the what, when, and where of Subject Tests—and learn a few other basics.

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Why Take the Tests

Many colleges use Subject Tests in admission decisions. See more reasons.

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When to Take the Tests

The best time to take your tests depends on several factors. Get the details.

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How to Prepare for the Tests

These resources and tips can help you get ready.

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How to Choose Your Tests

There are 20 Subject Tests—learn how to pick the ones that will best benefit you.

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Colleges that Use the Tests

See which colleges require, recommend, or consider Subject Tests.

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FAQs

Learn how Subject Tests are made, how they differ from AP Exams, and more.

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