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Commonly Asked Questions Re: SATII

CDN_dancerCDN_dancer 2558 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
edited October 2013 in SAT Subject Tests Preparation
Since the same questions seem to be consistently posted, I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread so people can quickly get the answers to their questions. Feel free to add more questions/answers =)
What happens when I get to the test centre?
You'll be given a booklet with all of the subjects in it. For your first test, you will open the booklet to the appropriate subject, and copy the test's code into your answer sheet.

After the first test is finished, there is usually about a 5 minute break before the 2nd test. Again, simply turn to the appropriate page and copy down the test code.
Can I write a different subject than I originally signed up for?
Yes, all you will need to do is code in the subject you want to write. Say you signed up for US History, but decide you want to write Chemistry. When you sit down to write the test, just open up to the Chem page and write down the code for chem. You don't need to notify the proctor.
What if I signed up for 3 subject tests, but I only want to write two?
Just finish the two tests you want to write, and walk out of the test centre. Again, you do not need to notify the proctor; just leave when you are done. You will not be refunded for the third unwritten test though.
Can I add a subject?
Yes. This time you probably will need to talk to the proctor to fill out a form of some sort; the Collegeboard will bill you for the extra test.
How many subject tests do I need?
Most universities only require 2 subjects. A handful (i.e. Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown) required 3 subjects.
Do Math I and Math II count as two subject tests?
No, typically colleges will take either Math I or Math II, not both.
I'm planning on applying ED/EA. When's the latest I can take the SATII?
All colleges (as far as I know) will accept October scores. Some will also accept November scores; check with the college you are considering as to their policy regarding November scores.
edited October 2013
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  • MandoliveMandolive 314 replies18 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 332 Member
    good post, thanks
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  • CDN_dancerCDN_dancer 2558 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
    Bumping this up so it doesn't get lost..
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  • mizamimizami 22 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24 New Member
    thank you!
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  • dearskydearsky 144 replies30 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    bumppppppp. thanks! :)

    but i kinda have a question... if we add a subject test on the day of testing, do we have to pay right there and then? or do they send us a bill of some sorts later?
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  • some-dudesome-dude 196 replies24 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    I have the same question as the person above me. I took Math IIC yesterday, but i dont think i did so hot so i want to take it again in June when I will also be taking the US History test.

    Anyone know the definite steps to make this work?
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  • trabia-windtrabia-wind 73 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    do i NEED to talk to the proctor? i kinda just did an extra test without telling him... =s
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  • RedwoodRedwood 556 replies68 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 624 Member
    i have a question.

    is it alright if i did bad on the may SAT II's and i retake the SAT II one more time in the fall?
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  • lolcats4lolcats4 3147 replies56 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,203 Senior Member
    if you score a lot higher than no, it's not a problem :)
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  • anhtimmyanhtimmy 3168 replies89 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,257 Senior Member
    what if you stay for 3 testing periods, but at the end only turn in 2 completed tests?

    you would be in huge trouble right?
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  • CDN_dancerCDN_dancer 2558 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
    what if you stay for 3 testing periods, but at the end only turn in 2 completed tests?

    you would be in huge trouble right?
    ...Probably, because I think they'd assume you spent the extra hour working on the one of the two tests.
    do i NEED to talk to the proctor? i kinda just did an extra test without telling him...
    I can't see that being a big deal; the Collegeboard will just send you a bill for the extra test.
    I have the same question as the person above me. I took Math IIC yesterday, but i dont think i did so hot so i want to take it again in June when I will also be taking the US History test.

    Anyone know the definite steps to make this work?
    I just remember when I went in to write the SATIIs, the person checking us in told us that if we wanted to add a subject test, to just stay behind and talk to him after everyone else was checked in. I'm guessing it just had to do with the fee for the extra test and making arrangements to pay for it. Hopefully someone else reading this has done it before and can add more information...
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  • jackiefjackief 3059 replies26 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,085 Senior Member
    anyone remember details on what they did to add an extra test? (talk to the proctor, etc) does the student need to have a credit card with them or can it be billed?
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  • Gia89Gia89 111 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    I talked to my proctor and she said "Just take two, they'll bill you for the extra one", she did not give me anything to fill in or pay for. But now I am kind of nervous because I really want both tests scored and CB haven't sent me anything yet. Should I call?
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  • CDN_dancerCDN_dancer 2558 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
    What shows up on my score report?
    Your score report will show all of the scores from all the times you have taken the SATI and SATII; you have no way to "eliminating" lower scores from the report, or picking and choosing scores to send.

    If you cancelled a test at one point, those will not be shown at all
    I.e. You signed up for Physics, Chem and Bio, but decided to only write Physics; no record of Chem or Bio will be shown.
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  • RoCCoLamponeRoCCoLampone 59 replies3 discussions- Posts: 62 Junior Member
    great post, very helpful!!
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  • anhtimmyanhtimmy 3168 replies89 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,257 Senior Member
    thank god this is stickied.
    now less spam :]
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