Now that spring is in full swing, have you started thinking about SAT subject tests? SAT subject tests are one-hour exams offered in a variety of academic subjects. While not required by most colleges, subject tests are a way to demonstrate your student’s aptitude and depth in a particular subject. Good subject test scores provide a nice boost to your student’s college applications!
SAT subject tests: FAQ
- SAT subject tests are offered on the same days as the SAT, May 4 and June 1. You should plan your student’s testing schedule ahead of time so he or she has time for both the SAT and the subject tests.
- SAT subject tests are offered in math, literature, US and world history, biology, chemistry, physics, and most languages.
- Students can take up to 3 subject tests on one day.
Which SAT subject tests should my student take?
Students tend to perform best on subject tests in high-level courses they have recently completed. For instance, if your student is currently enrolled in AP US History, he or she should take the subject test in US History in May or June.
If your student is currently taking or has taken precalculus and/or trig, the Math Level 2 exam is a good choice. For those who enjoy reading and do well in English, the Literature exam would be a natural fit.
When are the SAT subject tests offered, and how can I register for them?
The SAT subject tests are offered on May 4 and June 1, 2013, concurrently with the SAT (so students cannot take the SAT and the subject tests on the same day).
AJ Tutoring’s SAT subject test tutoring program
In order to fully prepare students to take an SAT subject test, we meet with them for three or four 90-minute sessions. During those sessions, we cover timing, guessing strategy, and question interpretation. Using results from students’ practice tests, we also pinpoint content gaps and teach students valuable concepts they may have missed in school.
AJ Tutoring currently offers subject test tutoring in most subjects. For more information, please consult our website
If your student is planning to take SAT subject tests in May or June, now is the time to start preparing. By starting preparation early, we can effectively space out the tutoring sessions and maximize your student’s content retention.
If you’d like to sign up for SAT subject test tutoring or speak with a director to develop a testing plan for your student, please give us a call at (650) 331-3251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to talking with you!