SAT Subject Tests

You are welcome to submit SAT Subject Test scores to illustrate your academic strengths.

Information regarding testing for applicants to the Class of 2028

Information regarding testing for applicants to the Class of 2029

Offered by the College Board until Spring 2021, SAT Subject Tests are subject-specific exams offered in five areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science.

SAT Subject Tests are an optional part of our review process. Not submitting these scores will not prevent your candidacy from receiving a full review by the Admissions Committee. If you submit subject test scores, we will include them in our review of your application.

On Common App, you will have an opportunity to indicate if you would like Dartmouth to consider your test scores as a part of your application. 

You may self-report your scores on your application, and we will consider these scores until we receive your official scores.

The fastest and most direct way to submit official scores is to request the testing agency report your scores to Dartmouth. You are also welcome to ask your school counselor to submit your scores to Dartmouth with your transcript or by emailing them to

Please note: if you indicate that you wish your scores to be considered in our review of your candidacy for admission, we will require that you submit your official scores before you enroll.

It's Not All About the Numbers. If you have taken the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests, we encourage you to submit those scores as part of your application for admission to Dartmouth, but it isn't the ultimate factor we use in evaluating an application. Testing, in conjunction with your secondary school report and recommendations, helps us better understand your academic preparation. We strongly advise students to focus on the many holistic elements of the application that showcase academic excellence and their personal narrative. Dartmouth has practiced holistic admissions review for more than a century, and that ancient ideal of the whole person continues to guide our application review process for candidacies with and without ACT or SAT scores.

Test Deadline

Last test date for Early Decision: November
Last test date for Regular Decision: December