With the second semester upon us and AP exams around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about Subject Tests and whether they're right for you.
What are Subject Tests?
Subject Tests are hour long exams in subjects of your choice (from math and the sciences to literature, history and foreign language).
When are Subject Tests offered?
Subject Tests are administered by the College Board and given on all the same days as the SAT (except in March). May and June are popular dates for curriculum based exams since they coincide with the end of the AP and Regents curricula. It is possible to take up to three Subject Tests in one day.
Who should take Subject Tests?
Subject Tests are required or recommended by many of the more selective universities as an addition to the SAT or ACT. Though not required by all colleges, they may be a way to show academic prowess in a subject or subjects of the student's choice.
If Subject Tests are part of your testing plan, or you're not sure whether they're part of your path, now is the time to speak with your advisor and begin the diagnostic testing process so we can help develop an individualized study strategy.