SAT Subject Tests were developed by the College Board to measure the student’s knowledge or skills in a certain area such as math, history, physical science, literature, and foreign language. These tests can be taken at any point in the student’s junior or senior year as long as they have completed the related course work in that subject area.
Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. If you are presently taking an Advanced Placement course in one of the areas listed below, you may want to consider taking the Subject Test in that topic in May or June since you are already studying for the AP test. Click here for list of Subject Tests offered.