SAT Subject Tests
SAT Subject Tests measure student achievement in particular academic subjects. Some colleges and universities recommend specific Subject Tests for certain programs; others use the tests for course placement. Students should look at individual college websites to check their current policy regarding Subject Tests. Here’s what you need to know:
- There are 20 SAT Subject Tests that fall under the following general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science.
- Each Subject Test is 60 minutes, multiple choice, and scored on a 200-800 scale.
- SAT Subject Tests are offered six times per year in August, October, November, December, May, and June.
- Students can take one, two, or three Subject Tests on any test date. We recommend no more than two per day.
- Students can’t take the SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same day.
|Subject Test||Nov. 7, 2020||Dec. 5, 2020||May 8, 2021||June 5, 2021|
|Chinese with Listening||X||X|
|French with Listening||X||X|
|German with Listening||X||X|
|Japanese with Listening||X||X|
|Korean with Listening||X||X|
|Math Level 1||X||X||X||X|
|Math Level 2||X||X||X||X|
|Spanish with Listening||X||X|
|Test Date||Normal Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Score Release|
|November 7, 2020||October 7, 2020||October 27, 2020||November 20, 2020|
|December 5, 2020||November 5, 2020||November 24, 2020||December 18, 2020|
|May 8, 2021||April 8, 2021||April 27, 2021||May 21, 2021|
|June 5, 2021||May 6, 2021||May 26, 2021||June 14, 2021|
SAT Waitlist: If you missed the late registration deadline, or if your paper registration is returned unprocessed and you don’t have enough time to resubmit it, you may still be able to take an SAT Subject Test by requesting waitlist status. You can read more about the College Board’s SAT Waitlist policy here.
Accommodations Request Deadlines: If you are approved for accommodations, you can find a list of accommodations request deadlines and information about accommodations here.
|RECOMMENDED FOR ALL APPLICANTS||2020-21 Policy|
|Duke University||Does not require SAT Subject Tests, but we will consider those scores if you choose to report them.|
|Emory University||Subject Tests are optional to submit, and they will be reviewed in the same fashion as SAT/ACT scores. Students may choose to submit scores in areas of academic strength and/or interest. Since these exams are not required, students have a choice of which subject exams they want to report, if any.|
|Georgetown University||3 Subject Tests recommended|
|Harvard University||2 Subject Tests recommended except in the case of financial hardship|
|Lehigh University||Subject Tests recommended|
|Princeton University||For BSE degree, recommend Math (Level I or II) and either Chemistry or Physics|
|Rice University||For the 2020-21 application cycle, students who have completed the SAT Subject Tests may submit these tests for consideration. The normal policy recommends 2 Subject Tests related to proposed major.|
|University of the Pacific||Math (Level I or II) recommended for all students. Chemistry test recommended for many majors|
|Webb Institute||2 Subject Tests recommended: 1 Math (LI or II), 1 Science (Physics or Chemistry)|
|REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED FOR SOME APPLICANTS||2020-21 Policy|
|Arizona State University||Subject Tests may be used to meet competency requirements for some programs|
|Catholic University||Subject Tests recommended for Arts & Sciences and Philosophy programs|
|George Washington University||Subject Tests required for BA/MD; considered for other programs|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Students applying to the Physician-Scientist Program are encouraged to submit SAT Subject Test scores|