Nov   2011



Differentiate Yourself with SAT Subject Tests


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Director of Business Development, Triumph College Admissions (TCA)

The SAT Subject Tests are a perfect way to help differentiate yourself. Differentiate means to recognize what makes someone or something different. Companies focus on differentiating their products from other products so that they’ll stand out as a good purchase. They do this because they’re competing with other companies who have similar products. You need to consider the college admission process as a similar type of competition. You’re competing against other students. Anything that helps you differentiate yourself from those students is something worth your time and effort.

The College Board will tell you that their Subject Tests are not only a great means for differentiating yourself, but they also let colleges and universities know that you have certain strengths that make you better prepared for specific majors or areas of study. Just as with the SAT, Subject Tests give you knowledge about yourself and let you know if you’re ready for college or a specific major.

The College Board uses the SAT Subject Tests to test in you in the five following subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science. There are a total of 20 Subject Tests. Read more about them on "Which SAT Subject Tests You Should Take" on The College Board. Usually, SAT Subject Tests are available for you to take on the same day the regular SAT is given, but this is not the case in March. The fee for each test is $49. You can learn when the tests are offered and register online by visiting The College Board.

SAT Subject Tests

  1. Literature
  2. U.S. History
  3. World History
  4. Math Level 1
  5. Math Level 2
  6. Biology/EM
  7. Chemistry
  8. Physics
  9. French
  10. French with Listening
  11. German
  12. German with Listening
  13. Spanish
  14. Spanish with Listening
  15. Modern Hebrew
  16. Italian
  17. Latin
  18. Chinese with Listening
  19. Japanese with Listening
  20. Korean with Listening

Which SAT Subject Tests are you interested in hearing more about? Let me know in the comments!