SAT Subject Tests (SAT II)

Info about SAT Subject Tests

About the SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests is the name for 20 multiple choice standardized tests given on individual subjects. A student typically chooses which tests to take depending upon college entrance requirements for the schools to which he or she is planning to apply. Every test is a one-hour timed test.

A student may take up to three SAT Subject Tests on any given test date. Most SAT subject tests are offered on the same dates as the regular SAT, except for the March administration.

Though not all schools require the SAT Subject Tests, some of the most competitive US colleges require them as part of their application.

SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) and Mean Scores from 2019

Literature 614
U.S. History 647
World History 629
Mathematics Level 1 610
Mathematics Level 2 698
Ecological Biology 622
Molecular Biology 654
Chemistry 668
Physics 671
Chinese with Listening 760
French 623
French with Listening 673
German 621
German with Listening 618
Modern Hebrew 615
Italian 667
Japanese with Listening 702
Korean with Listening 760
Latin 623
Spanish 645
Spanish with Listening 664

To see full percentile ranks for Subject Tests (2019), click here .

Frequently Asked Questions

The SAT Subject Tests are administered 6 times a year—August, October, November, December, May, and June.

You can register for the SAT at the College Board website. Before registering, you will need to create a login with the College Board.

The College Board places no limitations on the number of times a student can take the SAT Subject Tests. Most students take the exam two or three times to ensure their scores are representative of their abilities.

  • Base Fee: $26
  • +Language with Listening Test: $26 (per test)
  • +All Other Subject Tests: $16 (per test)

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