SAT Subject, Economics
If you are thinking about majoring in Economics at college, consider taking an SAT Subject Test or two to showcase your academic strengths and add depth and variety to your college application. Chyten can customize a test prep plan that meets your score goals, study habits, and schedule.
Since 1984, Chyten has helped thousands of students improve their SAT, ACT, AP and SAT Subject Test scores. More than 1,000 of them have achieved perfect scores, and at least 2,000 Chyten students have been accepted to Ivy League schools.
The Chyten instructors based in our flagship Newton office are equipped to tutor students in all subjects and include Ph.D. and master’s degree recipients in fields such as engineering, physics, molecular biology, cultural and world history, and the English language. They can help you create a strategic testing plan to coordinate all of your chosen Subject Tests.
- Offered for all five categories and 20 subjects
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Admissions Tests for Students Interested in Economics
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five subject areas. While many colleges and universities do not require these tests, a good score can demonstrate your mastery of a particular subject and make your application stand out. In general, you should select those subjects you are strongest in.
Economics majors learn about economic models and theories, economic systems such as capitalism, and mathematical methods, and the field is closely related to politics and other social sciences. Aside from Math, there are no SAT Subject Tests specifically for economics.
If you excel in Math, you will want to take the SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level 2, which covers the knowledge you’ve gained from three years of college-preparatory mathematics, including two years of algebra, one year of geometry, plus trigonometry and precalculus. The topics include numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics and probability.
Other SAT Subject Tests to consider are US History, World History, English, or any other test you feel you will do well in. Be careful not to take SAT Subject Tests indiscriminately. A poor score may actually counteract a strong grade on your high school transcript in the same subject.
Other courses and tests that could help bolster your college applications are AP Exams in subjects such as AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, or AP Statistics. Taking an AP course in school is usually the best way to prepare for these exams, but you can take AP Exams without taking the corresponding AP courses. If you think you need help with the material, consider getting AP tutoring help from Chyten.
Highlight your strength in topics related to economics with SAT Subject Tests or AP Tests that signal to colleges that you are not afraid of a challenge. Chyten can help you prepare. Call us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) to learn more about our current offers and pricing.