SAT Subject Tests


SAT Subject Tests are assessments in the content of specific topics, such as chemistry, literature, world history, and various foreign languages. The test is used in the admissions process of various colleges and is a good way for students to shine in subjects they're comfortable with. Each test is scored out of 800 points.

Front Page

  • Noodle App of the Month: Gojimo (December 2015)

    The Noodle App of the Month series helps you find out about the latest and greatest education tools. Read on to learn about Gojimo, our pick for December 2015.

  • 15 Great Test-Optional Colleges You Should Consider

    As more selective schools are becoming test-optional and test-flexible, students who do not take the SAT or ACT — or who don’t earn high scores on these tests — are applying and gaining admission. Learn about 15 great test-optional schools you should consider from Noodle Expert Dan Edmonds.

  • Test-Optional Colleges: A Guide for Prospective Applicants

    With the recent additions of George Washington and Drake, the roster of test-optional or test-flexible colleges is longer than ever before. But what does “test-optional” really mean, and do you get penalized for not submitting your SAT or ACT score? Find out how — and when — to take advantage of this college application option.

  • Noodle Debate Academy: The SAT and ACT

    Jennifer Finney Boylan, in an article for the New York Times, wrote that the SAT is a "mind-numbing, stress-inducing ritual of torture.” Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, has said that the SAT “needs to be abandoned and replaced.” Given these statements, and others who similarly argue against the SAT/ACT, why do colleges still use these tests?

  • How to Use Speed Reading Techniques on Standardized Tests

    Apply your speed reading techniques and ace the SAT or ACT.

  • Do SAT Subject Tests Actually Matter?

    SAT's can help you get into college but should we even bother with the SAT Subject Tests? Here is your breakdown on what the SAT Subject Tests are and why they might be important for you.

  • SAT Subject Tests: A Primer

    Your basic guide to SAT subject tests.

  • SAT Subject Tests: Myth vs. Reality

    Make sure you know the facts about the SAT subject tests before you decide which ones to take.