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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.


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Rick, Thank you so much! 790! You kept the class fun and lively, while at the same time incredibly helpful and informational. A classmate of mine that received similar grades to mine throughout my year in Honors Chemistry performed several hundred points lower on the test than I did. Clearly, your class made the difference.

EB, Student

I just wanted to say thanks for recommending John. He only worked with my son for a few hours but really helped him better understand how to approach the US History subject test. T says the strategies that John suggested made a huge difference. He jumped from a 680 in May to a 780 in June.

HA, Parent

Hi Marshall!
Thanks for the great class and all the dedication, I think it helped me a lot on the Math subject test!

ZR, Student

I got an 800 on the test. Thank you for preparing me!

LC, Student

Cathy, I got a 740!! Thanks so much for your help. I thought the class was super helpful.

RK, Student

Cathy, everything we learned from the course was present on the exam, so I am glad you meticulously went over each and every topic we learned at the sessions. There were also a couple of questions from our practice tests on the real test, so it was helpful that you gave us practice tests as homework. I thought you did an excellent job in preparing me for the exam.

DJ, Student

Marshall, I just wanted you to know that M. thought your Math Level 2 class was very helpful and you are an excellent teacher! And thank you so much for letting her come this evening to take another practice test. It really was a good way for her to get ready for the test on Saturday. Thanks again.

NS, Parent

Good Morning Dan! I wanted to reach out and let you know that Ben thought you were terrific. He came away saying he thinks you’re a great teacher. Hopefully that will play out with his Physics Subject Test score. Fingers crossed and thanks so much.

MA, Parent

B has been selected as a winner of the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. Thank you, Lynn, for taking time last year to discuss the possibility with me. The classes B took for the PSAT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests were fantastic. He couldn’t have done better!

ED, Student

Hi Meg!!

I’m thrilled to report that J. got a 780 on the [Chemistry] SAT Subject Test!!!!!! OMG! Awesome!! Thank you so much for all of your help! He’s so psyched. Thank you so much for all of your work with him. Clearly, it all paid off!!

BL, Parent