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What Are SAT Subject Tests?

Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon April 27th, 2018

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
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As the school year winds down, you may want to consider taking an SAT Subject Test while the information is still fresh in your mind. Not even sure what a Subject Test is or why you might want to take one? Check out the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, in which former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer Elizabeth Heaton answers the question, “What are SAT Subject Tests? If you decide to take a Subject Test, note that the registration deadline for the June sitting is coming up next week. Register soon! And don’t forget to subscribe to the College Coach YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. College-App-Prep-101-CTA


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