Some US colleges require the SAT II Subject Tests for admissions or course placements. The SAT II Subject Tests allow candidates to showcase their knowledge and competencies in specific subjects. Candidates can take Subject Tests for Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, History and/or Literature.
Mathematics – Math Level 1, Math Level 2
Sciences – Biology Ecological, Biology Molecular, Physics, Chemistry
Languages – French, French with Listening, German, German with Listening, Spanish, Spanish with Listening, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Chinese with Listening, Japanese with Listening, Korean with Listening
History – US History, World History
Literature – Literature
Generally, candidates take 2 or 3 SAT II Subject Tests, especially if one is applying to highly competitive colleges. Most colleges expect at least a 750 or higher SAT II score. It is greatly recommended that candidates sit for subject tests that they are proficient in. Taking SAT II subject tests relevant to their intended majors, would act as an advantage.
SAT II Subject Tests are not be available on all test dates. Language-based tests, especially, can be offered as infrequently as once a year. This can make choosing SAT II Subject Tests particularly tricky, it is best to consult a professional before finalising your choice of subjects.