Some but not all highly selective colleges require students to take the SAT II subject exams. The requirement to take the SAT II is in addition to taking the SAT I. Specific subject tests have additional requirements than just the standard Number 2 pencil and photo ID that the ACT or SAT I require.
If your child is taking a subject test in mathematics, make sure that they bring an approved calculator on test day. Test centers will not provide one. The only Subjects Tests for which calculators are allowed are Mathematics Level 1 and Mathematics Level 2. Test takers must put the calculator away when not taking a mathematics test. A scientific or graphing calculator is necessary for these tests. The College Board recommends using a graphing calculator rather than a scientific calculator.
If your child is taking a language with listening subject test, your child must bring a CD player on test day. The listening section of the test is on CD. Give yourself time to find a CD player. Amazon has a wide variety to choose from. When signing up for a test date, especially with the language tests, make sure that the subject test is offered on that examination date. Not all subject tests are offered with exam examination.
Language Tests with Listening