SAT Subject Test Dates 2018-2019



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At PrepScholar, we pride ourselves on using the best data to keep you posted about upcoming test schedules and registration deadlines. It’s essential to plan ahead and choose wisely when selecting Subject Tests and test dates.


You can see the SAT test dates for

previous years

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Refer to this information to get a general idea of when College Board has its test dates for the SAT and how long after the test you can view your scores. In this article, I’ll give you the SAT Subject Test dates for 2018-2019 and explain what you should consider when choosing your test date and Subject Tests.



Update: SAT Subject Tests Ending


In January 2021, the College Board announced that effective immediately,

no further SAT Subject Tests will be offered in the United States

(and that SAT Subject Tests will only be offered internationally only through June 2021). While anyone who signed up for the May and June SAT Subject Tests in the US will be refunded, many students are understandably confused about why this announcement happened midyear and what this means for college applications going forward.


Read more about the details of what the end of SAT Subject Tests means for you and your college apps here

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Test Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year



SAT Subject Tests are given on the same dates and in the same locations as the SAT, but

there’s an additional test date in March for the SAT that isn’t offered for the SAT Subject Tests

.

Subject Test Dates


The College Board lists these dates on its website, but they’re still subject to change.


Not every test is offered on every date. For example, t


he language with listening tests are only offered in November.


Subject Test


Aug 25, 2018


Oct 6, 2018


Nov 3, 2018


Dec 1, 2018


May 4, 2019


Jun 1, 2019

Literature

X

X

X

X

X

X

US History

X

X

X

X

X

X

World History

X

X

Mathematics Level 1

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mathematics Level 2

X

X

X

X

X

X

Biology E/M

X

X

X

X

X

X

Chemistry

X

X

X

X

X

X

Physics

X

X

X

X

X

X

French

X

X

X

X

X

German

X

Spanish

X

X

X

X

X

Modern Hebrew

X

Italian

X

Latin

X

X

French with Listening

X

German with Listening

X

Spanish with Listening

X

Chinese with Listening

X

Japanese with Listening

X

Korean with Listening

X

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You can take chemistry on each testing date.

Registration Dates


The registration deadlines and score release dates are projected by PrepScholar.


Test Date


Normal Registration


Late Registration


Score Release

Aug 25, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

Aug 10, 2018

Sept 13, 2018

Oct 6, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Oct 25, 2018

Nov 3, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Nov 22, 2018

Dec 1, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Nov 16, 2018

Dec 20, 2018

May 4, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

May 23, 2019

Jun 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 17, 2019

Jun 20, 2019

How Accurate Are the Tables Above?



The test dates are the anticipated dates provided by the College Board, and the registration and score release dates are our estimations

. Even though all the dates are likely to be correct, because the test dates are provided by the College Board, those dates may be somewhat more reliable.


The test dates won’t be confirmed until within a year of the test.

If any of the dates change, they’ll probably be a week earlier or later than the anticipated date

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You can use these dates to help determine when you’ll take your SAT Subject Tests. If you know your available options, you can select the date that works best with your schedule. Also, you can factor in the specific tests you’re taking and the time you need to prepare for them.


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The tables are pretty accurate.

How to Choose Your Subject Tests?


Here’s



what you should consider when selecting your Subject Tests



:

What Do Your Colleges Require?



Know the requirements of the schools you’re considering applying to. Do they require Subject Tests? If so, how many and which ones? Are you applying to a school or program that requires you to take science and math? Do you have to take Math II? Are you applying to colleges that want to see your skill level in a variety of subjects?




Furthermore, are you applying to

test optional or flexible colleges

that allow you to use Subject Tests in place of the SAT or ACT? Call the admissions office if you have any questions about a school’s policies.


What Are Your Best Subjects in School?

Typically, you’ll do the best on the tests related to your best subjects in school. If you thoroughly enjoy US History and you’re excelling in your AP US History class, you’ll probably do well on the US History Subject Test.

Are You Fluent in Another Language?


Many non-native English speakers take the Subject Test in their native tongue, even if they’re not taking a class in that language. Often, they’re able to get a high score and show off their language prowess.


However, make sure you

review the content for the Subject Test even if you’re fluent

. I scored higher on my Spanish Subject Test than some of my friends who are native Spanish speakers because I was more comfortable with Spanish grammar rules and written Spanish even though they were much more adept at conversational Spanish.


For more guidance and study resources, read our articles on

SAT Subject Tests

.


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How to Choose Your Test Dates


Review this article on

how to select SAT Subject Test dates



. When picking your test date, remember that you can take one, two, or three Subject Tests on a single test date. Here are the most important factors to consider.

When Your Skills Are at Their Best


Generally, you want to take your Subject Test in a particular subject when you’re studying the highest level of that subject


. If you’re taking AP Chemistry in your junior year, you may want to take the Chemistry Subject Test in May or June of that year right after you’ve spent a full year studying chemistry and preparing for the AP test.

When Are Your College Deadlines?


For most schools,

the December test of your senior year will be the last time you can take the Subject Tests, and if you’re applying early, the October test may be the last possible date for you

. Make sure you have enough time to retake the tests, if necessary, and know your deadlines.

Check Your Personal Schedule


Give yourself ample time to study, and try to avoid taking the test when you have possible conflicts. If you’re particularly preoccupied with school and extracurricular activities in a certain month, you may want to avoid taking your Subject Tests then.

What’s Next?


Find out how to

register for SAT Subject Tests

and

send your scores

.

Also, learn more about

how SAT Subject Tests are scored

.

Finally, if you’re deciding between taking Math I and Math II, check out this

article

.


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