A "Getting in" Strategy
SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These tests are not like the SAT or the ACT. There are no strategies—just pure material that test your knowledge on specific subjects. Though the SAT and ACT are the considered eliminators for admissions, SAT subject tests are enhancers.
The subject SAT tests do not keep you out of the schools like ACT or SAT—but they get you in.
- If a school that you are applying to requires an SAT Subject test, your score will be an indicator of the type of degree you want to study in college and ultimately a differentiator among other students applying in the same field.
- If you apply to a school who accepts the SAT subject tests, but does not require them for admission, take it/them anyway! Especially if you are applying under a certain discipline, a high score on SAT subject tests will differentiate you.
- A bad score will not hurt you!
See a list of colleges using the Subject Tests. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/about/institutions-using
- Depending on test scores, a student might be able to fulfill basic requirements or get credit for introductory-level courses.
- Bilingual or multilingual students: If you speak a language other than English, SAT Subject Tests are a great opportunity for you to show your skills.
- Home-schooled students: Some colleges require or recommend SAT Subject Tests for home-schooled applicants to get a better idea of their college readiness. You can showcase that you can compete with the best in the world.