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How Much Do SAT Subject Tests Cost?

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Dec 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

Many competitive college programs require high school students to submit SAT Subject Test scores to be eligible for admission. This usually means spending a little more money on test registration, but fee waivers are available if you're eligible. In this article, I’ll go through how much each SAT Subject Test costs and how fee waivers work for these tests.

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SAT Subject Test Dates 2015 - 2016: How to Choose

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Dec 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

SAT Subject Tests

If you’re planning on applying to highly selective colleges, you may be required to take two or three SAT Subject Tests. Subject Tests are offered almost as many times throughout the year as the regular SAT. In this article, I’ll go through the dates and registration deadlines and give you lists of the subjects that are offered on each date.

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AP Exams vs SAT Subject Tests: What's More Important?

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Nov 13, 2015 11:30:00 AM

SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP)

Many high-achieving students end up taking both SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests during their time in high school. SAT Subject Tests are required for admission to most competitive colleges, and AP Tests and coursework are encouraged. In this article, I’ll give details on how these two types of tests compare to one another and whether it's a good idea to take AP Tests and SAT Subject Tests in the same topic areas.  

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SAT 1 vs SAT 2: What's the Difference?

Posted by Alex Heimbach | Oct 11, 2015 1:30:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests, SAT General Info

You may have heard of something called the SAT II (or SAT 2) and wondered what it could possibly be. A secret, harder version of the SAT, perhaps? The reality is less dramatic: the SAT II is just an old name for the SAT Subject Tests.

This guide will explain the current form of the SAT II, outline the difference between the SAT 1 vs SAT 2, and show you how to determine which of the tests you need to take.

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SAT Subject Test Dates Guide (2015 and 2016)

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Jun 5, 2015 4:17:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests, SAT General Info

We have the latest information about SAT Subject Tests (also known by their old name as the SAT 2 or SAT II) test dates coming up for 2015 and 2016 in this article. While the SAT Reasoning Test (aka the SAT I) is changing this year, there is no such dramatic change coming to the content of SAT Subject Test. The test dates of the SAT Subject Test, however, will be affected. Read on to find out more!

Note: This guide covers 2015-16 only; for the current years' dates, click here.

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Complete Study Guide: SAT Physics Subject Test

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Apr 29, 2015 11:27:08 PM

SAT Subject Tests

Did you know that if you squeezed all the matter that makes up all the people in the world together, it could fit into the size of a sugar cube? That's because atoms are mostly made up of empty space between very tiny, very dense nuclei. 

If you're intrigued by the mind-blowing facts and figures of physics, you might be considering the SAT Physics Subject Test. This comprehensive guide will go over exactly what's on the test (don't worry, nothing about sugar cubes). It will also tell you where you can find the best SAT Physics practice tests, and the study tips and strategies you need to know to master the SAT II.

First, what's the format of the SAT Physics Subject Test?

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Complete Study Guide: SAT US History Subject Test

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Apr 15, 2015 4:32:30 PM

SAT Subject Tests

Alexander Hamilton, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks - these are a few of the important historical figures you might encounter on the SAT US History Subject Test.

This complete study guide will tell you everything you need to know for SAT US History, how you can prepare, and where to find the best practice questions to start prepping. First, what does the test look like?

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When Should I Take the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Apr 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

SAT Subject Tests, SAT Logistics

Are you planning to take the Math II SAT Subject Test for your college applications? As you know, the Math 2 subject test covers more advanced math concepts than the Math I. Because of this, you want to make sure you're taking it at the right time to achieve a high score.

This article will help you figure out exactly when is the best time for you take this test. First, let's quickly review what's on the Math 2 SAT Subject Test.

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How Hard is the SAT Spanish Subject Test?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 25, 2015 7:55:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests


¿Estudias español? ¿Hablas español en casa? Are you wondering if you should take the SAT Subject Test in Spanish?

Let's review what it covers and how students usually score so you can decide if the SAT Subject Test in Spanish is right for you. First, you have to know what's on the test.

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How Many SAT Subject Tests Should I Take?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 22, 2015 6:37:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

Decisions, decisions! Not only do you have to make up your mind about which Subject Tests to take, you also have to decide how many to take. Let's look at the most important considerations when signing up for Subject Tests so you can be confident about your choice.

The most important factor in answering this question is the requirement of your colleges.

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SAT Subject Test Scores for the Ivy League

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 16, 2015 10:13:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

Are your sights set on the Ivy League or other top universities? As you're well aware, these institutions are the most selective in the country. Because of this, you want to carefully craft every aspect of your application so it's as strong as it can possibly be.

Let's look at one particular part of your application - your SAT Subject Test scores. In this article, I'll go over the Subject Test requirements and expectations of top schools, as well as offer some advice on how to balance these tests with everything else you've got going on in your busy life.

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What Is a Good SAT Subject Test Score?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 16, 2015 9:59:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

What's a good Subject Test score? This may sound like a straightforward question, but it's actually a little more complicated than it looks. What makes a good score varies by subject test, since populations and number of test-takers differ from test to test. Last year, for instance, over 140,000 students took the Math Level II Test, 67,000 students took the Literature Subject Test, and only 635 took the Subject Test in Italian.

As you'll see below, most good scores for Subject Tests are in the 700s, but there are some other factors to consider as you set your target scores. Let's take a look at the average scores and score percentiles for each SAT Subject Test, so you can know what's a good score for each individual Subject Test.

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Average SAT Subject Test Scores: Complete List

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 16, 2015 9:45:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

750 on an SAT Subject Test sounds like an amazing score, right? Not necessarily! Interpreting scores on the Subject Tests is more complex than on the general SAT. An excellent score on the Literature Subject Test may look very different than an excellent score on the Korean with Listening Test.

Let's take a look at the average scores for each Subject Test and what they mean as you choose which ones to take.

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SAT II Biology E / M Study Guide: Best Books and Schedule

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 11, 2015 10:32:32 PM

SAT Subject Tests

The SAT II Biology E / M subject tests are a good choice for students looking at medicine or want to show off their hard science skills.  But what's the best way to study for this test?  What are good books and study schedules?

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Complete List: Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 11, 2015 2:30:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests, College Admissions

Does applying to college feel like you're trying to walk through a door, but don't yet have the keys? To gain access, first you need to understand exactly what your colleges require. This can be tricky with the SAT Subject Tests, as colleges have several different policies.

We've compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that require SAT Subject Tests, along with others that recommend or consider them as part of your application. As policies are continually changing, always double check with the school about their standardized testing requirements. Let us know in the comments if we need to make any updates! 

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