What is the SAT?
T he SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.
What is it like to take SAT Subject
All SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests. In any given sitting of the SAT Subject Tests, you can take one, two or three tests. You choose the tests that you want to take and how many you would like to take per sitting (up to three). While we ask for this information when you register, you are free to change which tests and the number of tests that you want to take on test day (except for Language with Listening tests).
Some SAT Subject Tests have unique formats and may require use of special equipment (e.g., calculators for Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2 tests, CD players for Languages with Listening tests). For more information regarding test format and important things to know for the tests that you’re interested in, visit
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