Switching Test Types
According to College Board, you can change your test from the SAT to SAT Subject Tests or from SAT Subject Tests to the SAT if you pay the change fee of $25.
Let’s say you sign up for both the March and May SAT tests, and when your March SAT scores arrive, you realize you made a 2290. You do your happy dance (you earned it!) and are satisfied with this score. Because you don’t want to take the SAT again, you can switch the May test date to SAT Subject testing for the $25 change fee. (If you decide that you don’t want to take any type of SAT test in the future, but have already paid for one, then you will have to swallow that loss, as the registration fees are nonrefundable.
Switching from One Subject Test to Another
There is no penalty for changing from one Subject Test to a different Subject Test (for example, switching from Math Level 2 to Physics). If you want to substitute one Subject Test for another, you can do so on test day.
You may substitute between any of the Subject Test offered except the Language Tests with Listening. You cannot change to a listening test on test day because test centers do not have extra CDs. If you want to change to a listening test or from one listening test to another, you must do so by the late registration deadline, or three weeks before the test date if testing internationally.
Read more about changing your SAT registration, cancelling scores, and using score choice:
- Canceling Scores & Utilizing Score Choice: Part 1 – How Do I Cancel My SAT Scores?
- Canceling Scores & Utilizing Score Choice: Part 2 – How Do I Use Score Choice to Show Universities My Best Scores?
- Canceling Scores & Utilizing Score Choice: Part 3 – What if I sign up for the SAT, and decide I am not ready?
- Changing Your SAT Test Type and Changing SAT Subject Tests