How do you know if you need to take College Board SAT Subject tests? Some colleges require or strongly recommend that you submit subject test scores (often two tests in subjects related to the major you are interested in – i.e. Math and Science for Engineering majors). Review the requirements of the colleges you are interested in.
You can take a Subject test at any time in your high school career but it makes sense to take SAT Subject tests right after you finish that course in school. Plan your tests based on your high school schedule. You can choose up to 3 subject tests to take on one day. Check the College Board website to learn more about what content each test covers.
Note there are more language tests offered in June. Make your choices of test dates based on availability of tests. The May and June language tests do not include the “listening” component (this option is only available in November).