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SAT US history & World history count as different tests?

llamamama1714llamamama1714 13 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Maybe an odd question, but my son’s college counselor told him that the US history & World history SAT tests will be seen as “one subject” by UK schools (so he’ll need a fourth test to make the three SAT subject tests requested by U Ed, for example). For reference, the third test he’s taken is Latin. Anyone with more clarity about this? Thanks
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 6597 replies54 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Interesting. Hadn't heard that specifically, but have heard (anecdotally) that World History isn't rated (as an AP or subject test), because it is seen as a 'survey' course (eg, too superficial v the depth required of an A level). What course is your son looking at?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38927 replies6879 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    World History isn't rated (as an AP or subject test), because it is seen as a 'survey' course (eg, too superficial v the depth required of an A level).
    I don't know the answer to the question, but the same can be said for both AP European History and AP (or Subject Test) US History. While they survey a shorter time period than WH (although less so now that WH has been redesigned), neither is typical of the depth study of A level history, or for that matter, a history course at a higher tier US university.
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  • llamamama1714llamamama1714 13 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I had not heard that about the AP world course. collegemom3717, he’s applying to Russian and possibly Russian + linguistics. He’ll likely take the SAT English lit test in October to cover his bases. Thanks.
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