A number of highly competitive colleges have recently announced changes to their testing policies. There is a good comprehensive list of these testing changes at Examiner.com.
Harvard has finally eliminated the need for three SAT subject tests and has joined other colleges to only require two subject tests. They have also given some guidance to students on what subject tests they would like to see. For example, if a student’s native language is not English, they recommend that the native language be one of the subject tests taken.
A few colleges still recommend three subject tests so students will still need to be aware of each college’s particular requirements.
The other changes that are occurring is that more colleges are now allowing the ACT with writing to be used as a substitute for the SAT plus subject tests. This potentially has the advantage of reducing the testing requirements for those students that do well on the ACT.
To see more of the changes, take a look at the Examiner article.