About SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests are incredibly important in an application though many candidates seem to underestimate or belittle their significance, instead placing the greater emphasis on the SAT Reasoning and/or ACT tests. Many of the best universities require at least 2 SAT Subject Tests and it is not unusual for students to sit five. SAT Subject Tests allow the student to display his or her breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of subjects. For example, someone who wants to major in History will stand out more if his or her SAT Subject Tests include Mathematics Level 2 and a language; or a prospective Engineering student will be a more attractive candidate with History as well as Mathematics and Physics. In short, SAT Subject Tests not only bolster an application but they also distinguish the really great students from those who are simply good. Most importantly, good scores in the SAT Subject Tests substantially increase your chances of being admitted.