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SAT Subject Test Registration Information

Instructor: William White
SAT Subject Tests are available in a variety of subject areas and can help students demonstrate their knowledge of specific high school topics. Keep reading to learn how to register for these tests and find out when they're offered.

Registration Info for the SAT Subject Tests

You can sign up for the SAT Subject Tests online or by mail. If you register by mail, you'll need to pick up a registration guide and other materials from your school counselor. Both registration methods require you to do the following:

  • List school codes for the institutions receiving your test scores
  • Pick a test date and testing location
  • Include a photo for identification purposes
  • Enter payment info via credit card unless you submit a paper registration

Students under 13 and those who need special testing arrangements need to register by mail. If you've previously signed up for the SAT or an SAT Subject Test, you have the added option of paying a fee to register by phone.

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Altogether, there are 20 SAT Subject Tests. Some are offered as many as six times a year. Others, such as the language with listening tests, are only offered once a year.

The regular registration deadline for a Subject Test is about a month before the test date. For an additional fee, late registration is available up to between one and two weeks before the test.

Subject Tests Months Available
Literature
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
U.S. History
Math 1
Math 2
October, November, December, January, May, June
World History
Latin
December, June
French
Spanish
October, December, January, May, June
German
Modern Hebrew
Italian
June
French with Listening
German with Listening
Spanish with Listening
Chinese with Listening
Japanese with Listening
Korean with Listening
November

Purposes of the Subject Tests

For some colleges, SAT Subject Tests are recommended or required as part of the application process. If you're looking at a school that does not require these tests, you might still consider completing one in an area where you excel. High scores could help supplement your admission materials and allow you to distinguish yourself from other applicants. They might also be used to exempt you from introductory classes.

Preparation for the SAT Subject Tests

Study.com offers several courses to help you prepare for the Subject Tests. These courses contain engaging and effective video lessons to help you learn the material faster or give you a fun and convenient way to refresh your knowledge on specific topics to get ready for these tests.

One benefit of using these courses to prepare for the tests is that you can watch the quick lessons at any time and from any location, so you don't have to stress about finding time to study. You'll also be able to easily gauge your understanding of the material by taking lesson quizzes and chapter exams.

Here are the Study.com courses available to help you prepare for the SAT Subject Tests:

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