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Trust that your SAT and ACT prep will pay off. Be confident and test well. You earned it.

If you completed your test prep plan earlier in the year, you should have no problem crushing the SAT or ACT. Okay, so you might run into some algebra hurdles and some grammar speed bumps, but on the whole you should know what you’re expected to do on the tests and have plenty of practice taking them.

While you may think you’re an ACT and SAT expert, there’s another component to standardized testing that’s somewhat of a mystery to a lot of students like yourself: The SAT Subject tests.

SAT Subject Tests

What are they? The SAT Subject tests are one hour, single-subject tests comprised of multiple-choice questions designed to assess your readiness for college. They are just like the regular SAT only broken down into individual categories.

How do colleges use them? Colleges can use your SAT Subject test scores for admissions, determining how ready are for different programs, placement, and to advise you on course selection.

Who needs to take SAT Subject tests? Only around 100 very selective colleges use Subject tests for admissions. The good news though: usually colleges let you pick which SAT Subject tests you take, so choose subjects you’re very confident in.

What are the subjects? And when are they given? The SAT Subject tests are given on the same days as the regular SAT. For which tests are given when, consult the following chart. Regular SAT and ACT dates are given too, for those of us who haven’t taken them yet or need to take them again.

SAT and SAT Subject Test Schedule

Exam Date | Registration Deadline | Late Registration
- SAT Subject Tests Available

January 25, 2014 | December 27, 2014 | January 10, 2014
- U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

March 8, 2014 | February 7, 2014 | February 21, 2014
- N/A

May 3, 2014 | April 4, 2014 | April 18, 2014
- U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

June 7, 2014 | May 9, 2014 | May 23, 2014 - U.S. History, World History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Latin, Modern Hebrew, French, German, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

ACT Schedule

Exam Date | Registration Deadline | Late Registration

February 8, 2014 | Janurary 10, 2014 | Janurary 11-24, 2014
April 12, 2014 | March 7, 2014 | March 8 - 21, 2014
June 14, 2914 | May 9, 2014 | May 10 - 23, 2014

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