Some colleges require students to take SAT Subject tests in addition to the traditional SAT test. The SAT subject tests are specific to one content area (e.g. biology, french, etc.). You should plan to take your subject tests by October or November of your senior year in order for colleges to consider the scores for admission. Please note that some colleges may have earlier deadlines, so be sure to look for this information on the school's website.
You can take up to three subject tests on a given date, however, you CANNOT take a subject test on the same day as the SAT main test, so you should plan accordingly. Each test is one hour in duration.
Click here to learn about the SAT subject tests, register for the test, and access practice materials from the College Board.
Remember to register early to ensure you can take a test at your desired location. The registration deadline is typically one month before the test date.
Not all subject tests are offered at each administration. See the chart below for when each subject test is offered for this coming school year.
SAT Subject Test Dates (2015-2016)