SAT subject tests: Should you take them?
What schools require SAT Subject tests?
We’ve compiled a list of colleges that either require or recommend SAT subject tests. In recent years, the importance of SAT subject tests has decreased quite a bit. However, some schools still like to see them.
What are SAT subject tests?
The multiple-choice SAT Subject Tests — available in 20 different subjects spanning the liberal arts, STEM, and language — have been traditionally used by colleges as additional criteria for admission, course placement, and student advising. Although college admissions offices are tending to de-emphasize the importance of Subject Tests in an evaluation, there are still reasons to take the exam. If you’d like to learn more about subject tests and how they can help you in college admissions, read this blog.
If you are planning on applying to any of the schools listed below, you must take the subject tests and send your scores for your application to be considered complete. If a school listed below says they are “recommended,” not required, it might be a good idea to take them to show admissions officers your talent in one specific area.
|California Institute of Technology||Required|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Recommended|
|Cooper Union||Required (Engineering program)|
|Georgetown University||Strongly Recommended|
|Harvey Mudd College||Required|
|Massachussetts Institute of Technology||Required (2)|
|University of California, Berkeley||Recommended|
|University of California, Irving||Recommended|
|University of Georgia||Recommended|
While we just provided you with a rough outline of what schools require or recommend subject tests, it’s always a good idea to check out the university’s website to confirm what tests to take for college admissions.