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SAT Subject Tests Requirements by College, 2016–2017
Keep in mind in the table below that a one-word category cannot encompass all situations, which is why the detail is provided. For example, some schools consider Subject Tests for most students but require them for specialized programs. You will find the college name linked to that school’s standardized testing policy.

CollegeSummarySubject Test Policy
Amherst College Required
(or ACT)
Amherst requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT (Writing recommended).
Barnard College Required
(or ACT)
Barnard requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing.
Brown University Required
(or ACT)
Brown requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing. Liberal Medical Education Applicants should submit at least 1 science Subject Test.
California Institute of Technology Required Caltech requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND the following Subject Tests: Math Level 2, and one SAT Subject Test in Biology (Ecological), Biology (Molecular), Chemistry, or Physics.
Carnegie Mellon University Required Carnegie Mellon requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND 2 SAT Subject Tests (for most applicants).  Subject requirements vary by program, but include Math (Level 1 or Level 2). College of Fine Arts programs, with the exception of Architecture, do not require Subject Tests.
Cornell University Required Cornell requires the SAT or ACT (with Writing for Class of 2016). Some Cornell colleges require 1 or 2 Subject Test(s).
Dartmouth College Required Dartmouth requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND 2 SAT Subject Tests. "We recognize that taking subject tests may represent a financial hardship for some students. If this is the case for you, we will consider your application without subject test scores."
Duke University Required
(or ACT)
Duke requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests (foreign language recommended) OR ACT with Writing. "Applicants to the Pratt School of Engineering who take the SAT must take one SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2)."
Georgetown University Strongly Recommended Georgetown requires the SAT or ACT and does not consider the essay from either test. Georgetown strongly recommends 3 Subject Tests. Applicants are required to submit all College Board and ACT scores.
Harvard University Required Harvard requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Two SAT Subject Tests are ?ÛÏnormally?Û required. ?ÛÏWhile we normally require two SAT Subject Tests, you may apply without them if the cost of taking the tests represents a financial hardship or if you prefer to have your application considered without them...If your first language is not English, a Subject Test in your first language may be less helpful.?Û
Harvey Mudd College Required Harvey Mudd requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND 2 SAT Subject Tests (Math Level 2 and one other).
Haverford College Required
(or ACT)
Haverford requires the SAT and 2 Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing.
King?Ûªs College of London Required King?Ûªs College requires U.S. applicants to submit scores from 3 SAT Subject Tests or 3 AP exams.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Required MIT requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND one SAT Subject Test in math and one in science. ?ÛÏWe do not have a preference as to which science you take or which level math you take.?Û
McGill University Required
(or ACT)
McGill requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT. Subject recommendations vary by department.
Rice University Required
(or ACT)
Rice requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing. It is recommended that Subject Tests be taken in subjects related to proposed area of study.
Tufts University Required
(or ACT)
Tufts requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing. Engineering applicants submitting Subject Tests are advised to take math and either physics or chemistry. Students considering a major in mathematics or the sciences are advised to take math and a science test.
University of Toronto Required Toronto requires the SAT or ACT with Writing from U.S. applicants. Most programs also require U.S. students to submit Subject Test, AP, or IB scores in specific areas.
Vassar College Required
(or ACT)
Vassar requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing.
Webb Institute Required Webb requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND SAT Subject Tests in Math (Level 1 or Level 2) and either Chemistry or Physics.
Wellesley College Required
(or ACT)
Wellesley requires the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests OR ACT with Writing. At least one quantitative Subject Test strongly recommended to students pursuing math or sciences.
Williams College Required Williams requires the SAT or ACT with Writing AND 2 SAT Subject Tests.
Carleton College Recommended Carleton requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and recommends SAT Subject tests, because the scores ?ÛÏusually enhance a candidate?Ûªs credentials.?Û
Davidson College Recommended Davidson requires the SAT or ACT (Writing recommended). Two Subject Tests (Math and one other) are recommended for students submitting SATs.
Emory University Recommended Emory requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. ?ÛÏ[SAT Subject Tests] are encouraged, but not required. Students are encouraged to submit SAT subject exam scores for academic areas of strength and/or interest.?Û
Lafayette College Recommended Lafayette requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and recommends applicants submit SAT Subject Tests.
Northwestern University Recommended Northwestern requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Northwestern recommends applicants take 2 SAT Subject Tests. The Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) and the Integrated Science Program (ISP) require specific Subject Tests.
Pratt Institute Recommended Pratt requires the SAT or ACT. Subject Tests will be considered if submitted. Bachelor of Architecture applicants are encouraged to take Math Level 1 or Level 2.
Princeton University Recommended Princeton requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Princeton recommends that applicants submit 2 Subject Tests. Engineering candidates are advised to take a math Subject Test and either chemistry or physics.
Stanford University Recommended Stanford requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. ALL test scores from ALL dates must be submitted for the SAT and ACT. ?ÛÏSAT Subject Tests are recommended but not required. Applicants who do not take SAT Subject Tests will not be at a disadvantage. Because SAT Subject Tests are optional, applicants may use Score Choice to selectively send their SAT Subject Test scores.?Û
University of California, Berkeley Recommended UC Berkeley requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. College of Chemistry and College of Engineering recommend Math Level 2 and a science related to the applicant?Ûªs intended major.
University of California, Irvine Recommended UC Irvine requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. School of Engineering, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, and Program in Public Health all have specific Subject Test recommendations.
University of California, Los Angeles Recommended UCLA requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences recommends Math Level 2 and a science test related to the applicant?Ûªs intended major.
University of California, Riverside Recommended UC Riverside requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering recommend Math Level 2 and either Chemistry or Physics.
University of California, San Diego Recommended UC San Diego requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. Biological or physical science applicants and applicants to the School of Engineering should take Math Level 2 and a science Subject Test related to the applicant?Ûªs intended major.
University of California, Santa Barbara Recommended UC Santa Barbara requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. Math Level 2 is recommended for College of Engineering applicants and College of Creative Studies applicants in math, physics, or computer science. In addition, physics, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry majors are encouraged to take the appropriate science Subject Test.
University of Delaware Recommended Delaware requires the SAT or ACT with Writing, and recommends (STRONGLY, for the Honors Program) that applicants take SAT Subject Tests.
University of Georgia Recommended Georgia requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and recommends that applicants submit SAT Subject Test scores.
University of Pennsylvania Recommended Penn requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Any 2 Subject Tests are recommended for arts, humanities, and social sciences applicants. STEM applicants are strongly encouraged to take Math Level 2 and a science Subject Test (Physics recommended for engineering applicants). Math Level 2 is recommended for business applicants. Nursing applicants are encouraged to submit a science Subject Test (preferably, Chemistry).
University of Southern California Recommended USC requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Subject Tests are ?ÛÏsuggested.?Û
University of Virginia Recommended Virginia requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and strongly recommends applicants submit SAT Subject Test scores. For students intending to study the sciences, one of the Math Subject Tests is recommended.
Washington and Lee University Recommended Washington and Lee requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Submission of 2 SAT Subject Tests in different subjects is strongly recommended. ?ÛÏ[Subject Tests] can provide our admission committee with useful information as we seek to distinguish between the many highly qualified applicants.?Û
Yale University Recommended Yale requires the SAT OR ACT with Writing and recommends that applicants take SAT Subject Tests.
Babson College Considered Babson requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Babson considers SAT Subject Tests if submitted.
Bates College Considered Bates is test optional. Subject Tests are considered if submitted.
Boston College Considered Boston College requires the SAT or ACT (with Writing for Class of 2016). SAT Subject Tests may ?ÛÏhighlight a talent in a specific area.?Û
Boston University Considered Boston University requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Accelerated medical and dental programs require Subject Tests in Chemistry and Math 2.  A Subject Test in a foreign language is also recommended for these programs.
Bowdoin College Considered Bowdoin is test optional.  SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Bucknell University Considered Bucknell requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests will be considered as ?ÛÏsupplemental information.?Û
Case Western Reserve University Considered Case Western requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted.
Claremont McKenna Considered Claremont requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted.
Connecticut College Considered Connecticut College is test optional. Students may choose to submit the SAT Reasoning Test, 2 Subject Tests, or the ACT if they wish. ?ÛÏIf you submit multiple SAT Subject Tests, we will consider your two highest scores from two different tests.?Û
College of William & Mary Considered William & Mary requires the SAT or ACT. Subject Tests are optional.
Columbia University Considered Columbia requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted. (This is a new policy; as of April 2016, the Columbia Undergraduate Admissions website had not yet been updated.)
The Cooper Union Considered Cooper Union requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. School of Engineering requires SAT Subject tests in Math and either Physics or Chemistry.
Franklin Olin College of Engineering Considered Olin requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and considers Subject Tests if submitted.
George Washington University Considered George Washington requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Two SAT Subject Tests are required in science and mathematics for the Seven Year BA/MD program.
Ithaca College Considered Ithaca is test optional. Students may submit SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests as ?ÛÏsupplemental information.?Û
Johns Hopkins University Considered Johns Hopkins requires the SAT or ACT.  Students may submit Subject Tests as a ?ÛÏway to demonstrate an academic strength . . . Engineering applicants are encouraged to submit Math Level 2 and one science.?Û
Kenyon College Considered Kenyon requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests and SAT or ACT essays will be considered as additional information.
Macalester College Considered Macalester requires the SAT or ACT and will consider SAT Subject Tests if submitted.
Mills College Considered Mills requires the SAT or ACT. ?ÛÏA student?Ûªs overall record may be enhanced by the presentation of SAT Subject Tests.?Û
Oberlin College Considered Oberlin requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Occidental College Considered Occidental requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Pomona College Considered Pomona requires the SAT or ACT (Writing recommended). SAT Subject Tests are considered as part of a complete testing profile.
Reed College Considered Reed requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Considered RPI requires the SAT or ACT with Writing.  Applicants to the accelerated program must take the ACT with Writing or the SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests (1 math and 1 science).
Scripps College Considered Scripps requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Smith College Considered Smith is test optional. SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Stevens Institute of Technology Considered Stevens requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. Subject Tests in Math (Level 1 or 2) and either Chemistry or Biology are required for the Accelerated Medical Program.
Swarthmore College Considered Swarthmore requires the SAT or ACT. The essay will not be considered. Subject Tests scores will be considered if submitted. Prospective engineers are encouraged to take Math Level 2.
Union College Considered Union is test optional except for the Law and Public Policy Program and the Leadership in Medicine Program. The 6-year law program requires the SAT or ACT. The 8-year medical program requires either the ACT with Writing or the SAT and 2 Subject Tests.
University of California, Davis Considered UC Davis requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests are considered if submitted.
University of California, Merced Considered UC Merced requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests are considered if submitted.
University of California, Santa Cruz Considered UC Santa Cruz requires the SAT or ACT. SAT Subject Tests are considered if submitted.
University of Chicago Considered University of Chicago requires the SAT or ACT and will consider SAT Subject Tests if submitted. ?ÛÏIf you have done exceptionally well on a particular subject test and would like to show us, feel free to send us that score.?Û
University of Miami Considered Miami requires the SAT or ACT. Honors Program in Medicine and Honors Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology require minimum scores of 600 on a math Subject Test and on a science Subject Test.
University of Michigan Considered Michigan requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and will consider SAT Subject Tests ?ÛÏonly in light of how they might benefit your review.?Û
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Considered UNC-Chapel Hill requires the SAT or ACT with Writing. ?ÛÏYou may submit supplemental scores from AP, IB, or SAT Subject tests if you think they are a good reflection of your mastery of the material.?Û
University of Notre Dame Considered Notre Dame requires the SAT or ACT. ?ÛÏSAT Subject Tests, AP, and IB tests are only used in the application process  if scores enhance an application.?Û
Vanderbilt University Considered Vanderbilt requires the SAT or ACT with Writing and will consider Subject Tests if submitted. School of Engineering applicants choosing to submit scores should strongly consider taking either Math Level 1 or Level 2.
Wake Forest University Considered Wake Forest is test optional. SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests  will be considered if submitted.
Washington University in St. Louis Considered Washington University in St. Louis requires the SAT or ACT and will only ?ÛÏconsider [SAT Subject Tests] if they strengthen your application.?Û
Wesleyan University Considered Wesleyan is test optional. SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Considered WPI is test optional. SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted.
Colby College Alternative Colby?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (3) Three Subject Tests.
Colorado College Alternative Colorado College?Ûªs requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (3) Three exams of the student?Ûªs choice, including one verbal/writing and one quantitative, selected from the lists provided by Colorado College?Ûªs website.
Hamilton College Alternative Hamilton?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (Writing optional) (3) Quantitative, verbal, and writing tests from among SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and APs.
Trinity College (CT) Alternative Trinity?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (Writing recommended) (3) 2 SAT Subject Tests. SAT Subject Tests are also considered when submitted with the SAT or ACT.
Middlebury College Alternative Middlebury?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (3) Three Subject Tests.
New York University Alternative NYU?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied by fulfilling one of the following: (A) SAT (B) ACT with Writing (C) 3 Subject Tests (D) 3 AP exams (E) The International Baccalaureate Diploma (F) 3 IB higher-level exams (if a student is not an IB Diploma candidate). Students who choose to submit three SAT Subject Test, AP, or IB scores must submit one in literature or the humanities, one in math or science, and one of the student?Ûªs choice. Some programs have additional requirements.
University of Rochester Alternative Rochester?Ûªs testing requirements are satisfied with 1 of the following options: (1) SAT (2) ACT (3) 2 or more results from SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, or IB exams.


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