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U.S. History Subject Test


Showcase your achievements and knowledge to colleges by taking the U.S. History Subject Test. It’s a great way to enhance your college application and stand out in the admission process.

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Important Notes

Offered in Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., May and June

Test Basics

Scoring, Timing, Number of Questions

Points Minutes Questions
200-800 60 90 (Multiple Choice)

Getting Ready for the Test

Additional Things to Know

Questions on the U.S. History Subject Test may be presented as separate items or in sets based on quotes, maps, pictures, graphs or tables.

Please note that this test reflects what is commonly taught in high school. Due to differences in high school classes, it’s likely that most students will find questions on topics they’re not familiar with. This is nothing to worry about. You do not have to get every question correct to receive the highest score (800) for the test. Many students do well despite not having studied every topic covered.