Learn More About the SAT Subject Tests

Learn everything you need to know about the SAT Subject Tests below.  

Overview

The SAT Subject Test are a set of one-hour multiple choice exams that measure knowledge and skills in a specific subject area and are required by many colleges for admission.  Students should pick their strongest subjects when taking the SAT Subject Tests, as these tests require comprehensive knowledge to do well on.     

Scoring

The SAT Subject Tests are scored on a scale of 200-800 points, with 800 being a perfect score.  The score is based on the number of points earned.  Students receive 1 point for each correct answer, lose 1/4th of a point for each incorrect answer, and zero points for questions left blank.  As a result, knowing the right strategy for answering questions and being familiar with how the scoring works on each SAT Subject Test are very important.  We help students develop a strategy before test day for their unique skills and scoring goals.          

Test Date 

June 2, 2018   

August 25, 2018

October 6, 2018

November 3, 2018

December 1, 2018

2018 Upcoming SAT Subject Test Dates

Registration Deadline

May 3, 2018

July 27, 2018

September 7, 2018 

October 5, 2018

November 2, 2018

Late Registration Deadline (extra fee required)

May 4-25, 2018

July 28 - August 15, 2018

September 8-26, 2018

October 6-24, 2018

November 3-20, 2018

When Should I Take the SAT Subject Tests?

Most students will take the SAT Subject Tests in May or June of their junior year after completing the relevant academic course.  AP courses do an especially good job of preparing students for the SAT Subject Tests, so many students will take the subjects tests in the sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics) or history at the end of the school year.  Most students taking the Math I or Math II SAT Subject Test will take the test during their junior year or sophomore year (for advanced math students).  Deciding when to begin preparing and taking the tests depends on each student's schedule and academics.  We are happy to help advise on when to take the SAT Subject Tests.            

Registering for the SAT Subject Tests

To register for the SAT Subject Tests, go to www.collegeboard.com to create an account and register for the test.  Students can register for and take multiple SAT Subject Tests on the same date.  Please keep in mind that the SAT and SAT Subject Tests are administered on the same day, so any student taking the SAT cannot take the SAT Subject Test on the same test date.         

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