Which Schools Require the SAT Subject Tests?

Matt Larriva
Feb 27, 2020
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Update: As of January 2021, the SAT Subject tests are discontinued in the US. As of May 2021 they are discontinued internationally. The College Board encourages students to demonstrate their subject proficiency through the AP Exams instead. For more information, please contact us or read The College Board’s release at here.

The following schools require Subject Tests from all applicants, regardless of what other standardized testing results are shared:

  • California Institute of Technology (will not be required for kids applying in 2021)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • University of Puerto Rico Bayamon (applicant may take the Prueba de Aptitud Academica [in Spanish] in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests)
  • University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (applicant may take the Prueba de Aptitud Academica [in Spanish] in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests)

The following schools require Subject Tests from all applicants from the United States, unless the student selects to “substitute” AP or IB exam results for the corresponding Subject Test:

  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • L’ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • King’s College of London (United Kingdom) 

The following school requires Subject Tests from all applicants from the United States if they submit an SAT but NOT if they submit an ACT:

  • McGill University (PQ) 

The following schools require Subject Tests from some applicants, regardless of what additional standardized testing is submitted:

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