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The SAT II – Subject Tests, sponsored by The College Board, are one-hour tests that measure knowledge and skills in particular subject areas and in writing.


  • One hour tests that measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.

  • Given on the same dates as the SAT Reasoning Test.

  • Take up to 3 subject tests on one date.

  • Usually recommended or required by the more competitive schools.


Why take the SAT II?

  • Admission requirement for many 4-year colleges.  The scores from the SAT II are used as a determining factor in admissions decisions by many of the more selective 4-year colleges.

  • To see how one’s academic skills compare with those of other college-bound students.


Who takes the SAT II?

          Students considering the more selective 4-year colleges should plan to take the SAT II – in a particular subject area after completing the high school course in that subject.  Exceptions to this are the SAT II – Literature and Math I tests, which students usually take in the spring of their junior year or in the fall of their senior year.  It is important to confer with Ms. Lemoine to determine the best time for him/her to take a particular SAT II – Subject Test, as each individual student’s academic profile is different.  As well, the student should refer to the college’s website to get specific information.

How does a student register for the SAT II?

          The SAT II is offered on specified Saturdays throughout the school year. (Alternative test dates are available to those who cannot test on Saturdays for religious reasons.)  Students may register online at or by mail using the registration bulletin which is available in the guidance office.  Registration deadlines are generally 4-6 weeks prior to the testing date.


  • Junior year –Spring SAT Subject Tests as appropriate

  • Senior year –Fall SAT Subject Tests as appropriate

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