SAT Subject Test Preparation
The SAT Subject Tests measure student knowledge in particular subjects. These tests are typically taken after completion of related coursework. According to the College Board, the tests reflect the latest curricular trends. SAT Subject Tests are the only admission tests where students can choose which test to take to best highlight their academic strengths to prospective colleges and universities.
The SAT Subject: Test Overview
- There are 20 SAT Subject Tests – they fall under the following general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
- Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are all 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.
- Note – the Language with Listening tests are only offered in November.
- They are administered on the same days and in the same test centers as the SAT — but not all 20 tests are offered on every SAT test date.
- Students can take one, two, or three Subject Tests on any test date.
- Students can’t take the SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same day.
- Students can choose which tests to take when they register, but on test day, they can add, subtract, or switch tests — with some limitations.
At Carnegie Prep, we are committed to recognizing the potential of each student. We get to know students as individuals, building confidence and setting the stage for academic and personal success, in the classroom and on standardized tests. Teachers and tutors work on building students’ confidence and knowledge of key concepts and strategies as well as preparing for how to pace themselves on standardized tests. Using a team approach, we offer students the flexibility of one-to-one assistance and full courses, knowing that for many students a blended approach may work best. Read more about our approach.