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SAT Subject Test FAQs

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

SAT Subject Test FAQsHere’s What Students Need to Know About SAT Subject Tests

The spring semester is a big testing time for college-bound high school students, with many opting to take SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT.

It’s crucial to plan ahead, especially if you are taking SAT Subject Tests as careful consideration of the registration deadlines and test dates is a key component of success. Not all Subject Tests are offered on the same test dates, so students need to be aware of what tests are offered when, in addition to some other common SAT Subject Test FAQs.

When are SAT Subject Tests Offered?
In most cases, the SAT Subject Tests share test dates with the SAT. For US students, the March test date is an exception: only the SAT is offered on this test date. For international students, the June date is an exception: only the SAT Subject Tests are offered on this test date.

Here are the US test dates and registration deadlines.

Test Date

Subject Tests Offered

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2019

Literature

US History

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Biology E/M

Chemistry

Physics

French

Spanish

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2019

 

April 16, 2019: for late mailed registrations

 

 

April 24, 2019: for late registrations made online or by phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2019

Literature

US History

World History

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Biology E/M

Chemistry

Physics

French

German

Spanish

Modern Hebrew

Italian
Latin

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2019

 

 

May 14, 2019: for late mailed registrations

 

 

 

May 22, 2019: for late registrations made online or by phone


Here are the international SAT Subject Test dates and registration deadlines.

Test Date

Subject Tests Offered

Early Registration (via Representative)

Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2019

Literature

US History

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Biology E/M

Chemistry

Physics

French

Spanish

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2019

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2019

Literature

US History

World History

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Biology E/M

Chemistry

Physics

French

German

Spanish

Modern Hebrew

Italian

Latin

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2019

 

How many SAT Subject Tests can I take on a test date?
Students can take up to three SAT Subject Tests on a single test date but cannot take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same test date.

When do I have to decide which SAT Subject Tests I’m going to take?
When a student registers for a test, they must tell SAT which Subject Test(s) they plan to take. However in most cases, students can change their minds on test day.

What is the deal with the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test? Is that the same test?
Students can take only one SAT Biology test per test date. After the first 60 questions, you have to choose either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular.

On which SAT Subject Tests can I use a calculator?
Students can use calculators only on the Mathematics I and Mathematics II tests.

When are the Language with Listening Tests offered?
The Language with Listening tests are only offered in November. It is important to note that these are always given in the first hour of testing and students can take only one Language with Listening test per test date.

Another important detail for international students to keep in mind is that while Language with Listening tests are offered in November of 2019, they will not be offered to international students in November 2020.

I missed the registration deadline. What happens now?
US students can take advantage of late registration deadlines. It is important to note that additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type (for example: changing from SAT to SAT Subject Tests), center, or date after registering. Please note, there is no late registration for international test takers.

Is there a waitlist?
If you miss the late registration deadline, US students may be able to register for the waitlist. However, achieving waitlist status does not guarantee you will be able to take the test. Waitlisted students are admitted after the regularly scheduled test-takers have been admitted and if there are enough test materials, staff, and seating.

I am an international test-taker utilizing an international representative. Is there anything I should know?
If you register using an international representative, you need to submit a paper registration including payment by the early registration deadline.

I am testing on May 4, 2019. When will my scores be available?
Subject Test Scores will be available for US test takers on May 17, 2019. Similarly, scores will be available for international test takers approximately two weeks after the test day.

I am testing on June 1, 2019. When will my scores be available?
Scores will be available for US test takers on July 10, 2019. Similarly, scores will be available for international test takers approximately six weeks after the test day.

If all of these dates and deadlines are making your head spin, we can help! At IvyWise, we work with students to provide comprehensive test prep and tutoring services for SAT Subject Tests. For more information on our tutoring and test prep services, contact us today! You can also utilize our free Academics and Test Prep Checklist to help you see where you should be in the test prep process.

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