SAT Subject Exams

(Sam Houston State University Policy Information - Revised 03/25/2015)

Sam Houston State University is an open national testing center for the SAT Subject examinations. All SAT Subject exams may be taken at SHSU. Only the SAT Subject exams listed below will be accepted for credit at SHSU (except in transfer from another college or university) according to this policy.

Sam Houston State University has a policy of accepting up to a maximum of thirty (30) hours of credit through a combination of national standardized examinations and/or locally designed and administered departmental tests. More than thirty (30) hours of credit by examination will be considered on an individual appeal basis. Policies are subject to change at any time.

For information on registering for SAT Subject exams, please visit the College Board website at


Subject Exam Title Minimum Score RequiredSHSU Course # Credit Hours Awarded
Chemistry 680 CHEM 1311
(no lab credit awarded)
Foreign Languages* 450 FREN/GERM/SPAN 1411 4
  550 FREN/GEM/SPAN 1411 and 1412 4, 4
  650 FREN/GERM/SPAN 1411, 1412, and 2311 4, 4, 3
  750 FREN/GERM/SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312 4, 4, 3, 3