How many of you know whether the colleges you want to apply to require or recommend the SAT Subject Area Exams? And what are the Subject area exams, and when should students take them? In general, a perusal of the admissions requirements reveals that the mainly more competitive schools require or recommend them. For example, in Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon; Dickinson; and Ursinus recommend two subject area tests, while Haverford and Swarthmore require 2 subject tests. When you set up tour SAT schedule and want to narrow down your list of colleges you want, you should know all the facts. Of course, you could also ask us for help!