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What is SAT Exam?

SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools. The full form of SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT exam has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates. Applicants aspire to pursue undergraduate courses, particularly in the US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam. If the student is looking to get admission to a particular course, she/he can take the SAT subject tests to show his knowledge and understanding of that particular subject. Subject tests are offered in areas like Literature, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Foreign Languages.

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    Why take the SAT Exam?

    Students looking to enroll in the undergraduate programs in the US appear for their SAT. Most of the colleges in the US require SAT for admission to the undergraduate courses. Apart from this, many schools also offer SAT scholarship money to students based on their SAT results.

    Items allowed in the SAT Test Centres in Nigeria:

    • Admission Hall Ticket
    • ID Poof with Photograph
    • Stationery: No. 2 Pencil (Suggested Quantity: 2) and Erasers
    • Calculator (approved by the authorities)
    • Auto-injectors: Epinephrine (such as EpiPens)

    All these items need to be carried in a clear (see-through) bag. The test centres have desks with drawers, where the students can place their bags. Please ensure to cross-check the availability of your nearest test centre before choosing from the multiple.

    Types of SAT

    SAT is Conducted by the College Board, SAT 1 or more commonly referred to as the Scholastic Assessment Test is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools. SAT 1 is a general test that has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates. SAT 2, on the other hand, is a more subject-focused test. Students looking to get admission to a particular course are required to take the SAT Subject Test to demonstrate their knowledge of that particular subject. So, whenever, you are in a dilemma while thinking about SAT1 vs SAT2, then just see which SAT exam is apt for you.

    SAT Exam Key Information

    PTE Academic Exam Key Information
    Exam Name SAT
    Official Website https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
    Conducting body The College Board
    Most popular for Undergraduate courses in the US and Canada
    Also accepted for The United Kingdom and Australia
    Mode of Exam Written-based examination
    PTE Fee ₦66,000
    Score Range 400-1600 points

    SAT vs ACT

    Most of the colleges in the US accept either SAT or American College Testing (ACT) for admissions to their undergraduate programs, so, students looking to get into these courses are required to take these tests. However, it is important to know which exam you should take. Firstly, check the requirement of the college you are applying to whether they require the SAT or ACT, then decide on which exam you should go for.

    SAT Eligibility

    The College Board, which is the conducting body of the SAT has not laid down any specific SAT eligibility criteria for students wanting to appear for the SAT exam.

    Age Limit to Appear for SAT

    Candidates should be informed that there is no minimum or maximum age criteria fixed for students wanting to appear for the exam. General studies have shown that students belonging to the age group of 17 to 19 are among the highest to appear for SAT.

    How many times can you take SAT exams?

    As in the case of ACT, there are no restrictions set by the College Board, students can take the SAT exam as many times as they want.

    What is the educational eligibility criteria for SAT?

    There are no specific eligibility criteria set by the College Board, the body that conducts and manages the SAT exam. However, it can be taken by students who are in high school. Students who want to apply for undergraduate studies abroad are required to have successfully completed their high school education to move to the next level of their learning.

    What skills does the SAT Exam test?

    SAT exam analyses Mathematical, Critical Reading and Writing skills of the candidates. According to the College Board, they test the skills which students have learned in their schools. They test the skills which are required for the academic success of the students in college.

    SAT Registration in Nigeria

    Students wanting to appear for the SAT are required to register for the same. SAT is an important examination for students wanting to pursue their bachelors in the United States or Canada among top study abroad countries. Registration for SAT can be done via our whatsapp, online, mail or in person at any of our office Nationwide. One can register for the SAT exam throughout the year. There are various test centres available for the SAT application.

    SAT Slot Booking

    Since there are a limited number of seats in every designated SAT Test Centre. Candidates are recommended to book their SAT exam slot in advance to avoid any unnecessary hassle.

    How to Cancel SAT Exam?

    SAT Test Takers should note that no matter how early you cancel your SAT Test, you would not be entitled to a full refund. Candidates who have registered for the exam and are required to cancel the same would be eligible for a $10 refund if the candidate cancels the test 5 days in advance.

    How to Postpone or Reschedule SAT Exam Date?

    SAT Test Takers are required to pay an extra fee of $30 for SAT Exam date change. They are required to log into their SAT account and put in a request for a date change.

    SAT Admission Ticket

    Once the candidate has successfully registered for the exam he would be required to log into his account on the official website and download the SAT Admission Ticket. It is important the candidate should check the credentials on the admission ticket and get any mistake rectified at the earliest.

    SAT Exam Fee

    Edugrade Services currently charge ₦66,000 for SAT Exam registration in Nigeria. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.

    SAT Cancellation Fees

    Canceling your SAT Registration is an expensive affair and students are always advised to go for a date change rather than canceling the exam entirely. Candidates should keep in mind that Registrations cannot be refunded later than five days before test day, and candidates are only refunded $10 whether they have opted for SAT or the SAT along with Essay.

    SAT Rescheduling Fees

    Candidates who are looking to change their SAT Test Centre or SAT Test Date or changing between the SAT and SAT Subject Tests or vice versa are required to pay an extra $30 to avail similar services.

    SAT Scholarships

    One of the biggest drawbacks of studying abroad is having to pay tuition fees in foreign currency clubbed with high living expenses. Due to such reasons, a lot of times, many sections of students are unavailable to go abroad and end up settling down for other alternatives. However, with the availability of various scholarships and education loans students can finally make their dream come true. Scholarships are available on the official website of every college along with other fellowships and grants that are awarded to deserving students on a regular basis. Students can also opt for education loan from financial institutions for studying abroad.

    SAT Exam Dates

    Candidates looking to appear for their SAT need to register for the same. Candidates are already aware that the SAT is generally of two types, SAT General and SAT Subject Tests. Candidates are advised to register for their SAT exam before the SAT registration deadline to avoid any last-minute stress. The table below provides the test dates for the SAT General Test as well as SAT Subject Test.

    Test Date

    Test Available

    SAT Registration Deadline

    May 2, 2020

    SAT Test

    SAT Subject Test

    April 3, 2020

    June 6, 2020

    SAT Subject Test

    n/a

     

    Which is the best time to give the SAT exam?

    The SAT Exam is held multiple times round-the-year. Students looking to appear for their SAT are advised to choose an exam date 3-4 months before their application deadline, to avoid any last-minute error. Candidates can choose from the various SAT Test Centres located across major cities in Nigeria.

    SAT Syllabus

    SAT syllabus includes courses the students have already studied in their school over the years. So if you are good at studies at school, you shouldn’t have any issues preparing for the SAT Syllabus. The syllabus includes:

    Writing Section

    • SAT writing has three sections
    • Essay section - 25 mins
    • Multiple choice sections - 25 mins and 10 mins

    Critical Reading Section

    • SAT contains three critical reading sections
    • Reading comprehension - 25 mins
    • Sentence completions - 25 mins
    • Paragraph-length critical reading - 20 mins

    Math Section

    • SAT contains three Math sections
    • Algebra and functions - 25 mins
    • Geometry Statistics - 20 mins
    • Probability and Data analysis - 20 mins

    SAT Exam Pattern

    Total: 154 Questions

    Duration: 3Hrs with 50mins of extra time allotted for Essay (optional)

    Total Score: 1600

    SAT Scores

    The SAT is divided into two sections, Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. These two sections are scored on a 200-800 point scale, for a maximum total score of 1600. SAT Subject Test scores are measured on a scale of 200 to 800. There are additional subscores reported on a 20-80 scale. The scores of a student reflect on how he/she is compared with other students who have appeared for the test.

    SAT Score Range: What's a Good SAT Score for Colleges?

    An average SAT score is around 1000. Anything above 1200 is considered a good SAT score. The maximum anyone can score on the SAT is the perfect score of 1600. Since you receive scaled scores, you should have some understanding of SAT scaled scores and percentiles.

    How to Send SAT Scores to Colleges?

    There are two ways of sending the scores to colleges, one while registering for the test or after releasing the official scores. Candidates receive four free Score Reports while registering for the SAT test. Candidates can send the scores to colleges up to nine days of taking the test after that they have to pay $12 for sending the score reports to each university/program they choose.

    Fee Waivers during SAT Score Reporting to Colleges

    For the economically weaker sections and low-income students, the College Board offers SAT fee waivers/scholarships. It allows a student to send his/her SAT score to the colleges of their choice for free of cost. However, the eligibility differs as per the latest changes. You can contact the representative of the College Board or read about the criteria on their website and apply accordingly.

    SAT Score Validity Period

    The SAT scores are valid over a period of 5 years, until or unless there has been a change in the criteria for SAT. Candidates mostly do not use their SAT scores till five years or so. They usually take new tests and then they apply to the desired colleges. Students can also order an additional copy of their scorecards for the purpose of sending it to more colleges and can pay a sum of $ 9.

    SAT Score Verification

    SAT Score verification is nothing but a revaluation of your test scores, to check that you have received scores in all sections and nothing has been skipped. So, if you feel that the SAT score that you received is different than what you expected, you may have missed or made a mistake in marking your answers. Another reason for different SAT score than expected can be that your Essay is illegible or blank when one views it online. Under SAT score verification you have three options:

    • Multiple-choice hand score verification
    • Essay score verification
    • Or both, Multiple-choice and Essay score

     

    You can put in this request within the next five months after test day by filling in a SAT score verification form. Before going further, it is advised to read the instructions carefully given on the form. You will also be required to submit a score verification fee. For students with a fee waiver, this score verification fee will be reduced. You will receive a letter with the new and confirmed results within five weeks once you pay the verification fee and submit your form. If there are any changes in the SAT scores post verification due to an irregularity in the scoring or scanning process, the verification fee will be refunded.

    SAT Result

    The scoring for the SAT is evaluated out of 2400 (from 600 to 2400). Subject wise scores range from 200 -800, where 200 is the minimum and 800 is the maximum score. The scores for your exams are available after 3 weeks of taking up the examination. Colleges have different criteria for selecting students on the basis of their scores.

    Steps to access your SAT Results

    Follow these steps to access your SAT Scores:

    • Click on ‘My Organizer’
    • On your left side menu, you will see the option ‘SAT scores’, select it
    • Next, click on ‘Access My Scores’
    • You will be asked username and password, enter these details
    • Scroll down until you see the option of ‘My Test Scores’

    SAT Cut-Off Mark

    The College Board does not have any SAT cut-off listed for students wanting to apply for universities abroad after appearing for their SAT. There are no strict SAT cut-offs for top colleges/ universities, candidates are expected to fall within a certain range to be eligible for admission to top schools. However, exceptions would be made for unusual cases.

    Countries accepting SAT Exam Score

    Every country has its own selection criteria for international students. The SAT Exam is accepted in various colleges worldwide. It is most popular for undergraduate courses in the USA and Canada. Though it is also accepted by some universities in the UK and Australia.

    Colleges accepting SAT Score

    As discussed above, the SAT Exam is required by the undergraduate aspirants to get enrolled in universities abroad.

    SAT Preparation Tips

    Candidates who score well in SAT tend to be good readers, who possess a good vocabulary. They can also sustain the pressure of answering questions in a shorter time span as the test requires dealing with multiple sections. For the overall preparation, SAT is similar to the other exams in the sense that candidates can either take the route of self-studying or attend our coaching classes.

    For self-study you need motivation and self-discipline, to continue with the routine. This method will definitely help you save lots of time and money. However, if you feel you learn the best in a classroom environment, then attending our coaching classes is not a bad deal. Remember that you can choose to study on your own or through professional help, there is no right or wrong way.

    SAT Question Paper / Sample Paper

    One of the most convenient methods of preparing for SAT is through solving SAT Sample papers. Solving SAT Test Papers not only allows the candidate to self-evaluate his performance but also prepare him for the exam day.

    SAT Test Centers

    The SAT exam is conducted in major cities across Nigeria for the benefit of students. Students are always advised to book a Sat Testing Centre that is closest to their location and is most convenient. The SAT exam is held at Abuja FCT | Asaba | Enugu | Jos | Lagos | Ibadan | Owerri | Port Harcourt | Abeokuta | Osun | Benin

    SAT Exam Day Tips

    Reaching your test center ahead of time is always a good idea. It gives you time to relax and prepare for facing the exam. Having some time in spare also helps you tackle anxiety that creates panic before entering the examination hall.

    Important FAQs regarding SAT

    Still, have more queries regarding SAT exam? Check out the detailed SAT FAQs for your benefit.

    Q. What is the validity of SAT?

    A. The validity of your SAT score is for a period of 5 years, from the day of the declaration of your SAT Results.

    Q. Can I take the SAT exam when i am 12 years old?

    A. There are no specific age criteria laid down by The College Board for appearing for your SAT exam. However, since SAT is for admission to undergraduate programs candidates are advised to appear for their SAT while at the Secondary Level.

    Q. Is the SAT examination in the US and Asia the same?

    A. Both, the SAT examination held in the US and Asia would be in English and contain the exact number of questions. However, The College Board uses different versions of the test in a single day.

    Q. How many times can I take the SAT Exam and what is SAT test dates?

    A. The candidates can take the SAT exam as many times as they want. The SAT is conducted six times a year (January, May, June, October, November, and December). However, it also depends on the program/college you are applying to. If the college requires you to submit your highest SAT scores then you can take the test as many times as you want and send your highest scores to the college. Whereas if the college requires you to send all your score reports, then it is recommended that you should not give it more than three times.

    Q. What is the difference between SAT and ACT?

    A. One major difference between both the exams is that ACT includes a whole section on Science which is not present in the SAT. Students from Science background can showcase their skills related to Science subject through an ACT.

    There is a key structural difference between both the exams like during the ACT exam, the applicant can use a calculator while in the SAT the applicants need not use the calculator as it comprises of a short ‘no calculator subsection’.

    Q. How to register for the SAT in Nigeria?

    A. Registration for SAT can be done via our whatsapp, online, mail or in person at any of our office Nationwide. One can register for the SAT exam throughout the year. There are various test centres available for the SAT application.

    Q. How can I send SAT scores to colleges?

    A. There are two ways of sending the scores to colleges, one while registering for the test or after releasing the official scores. Candidates receive four free Score Reports while registering for the SAT test. Candidates can send the scores to colleges up to nine days of taking the test after that they have to pay $12 for sending the score reports to each university/program they choose.

    Q. What is the SAT point scale?

    A. Candidates receive two section scores, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Each of them is reported on a scale of 200 to 800. Both these scores together make up the total SAT score. The total score ranges from 400 and 1600. Further, scores for the optional Essay are reported separately.

    Q. What is the SAT eligibility criteria?

    A. As such, there is no specific qualification given by the College Board for taking the SAT. Also, there is no age limit prescribed by the administrative authority of SAT. Students who are in their junior or senior years of high school generally appear for the exam. The SAT exam is given by students who wish to enrol to undergraduate programs in the US and other countries. It can be used for seeking financial assistance as well.

    Q. What is the registration fee for the SAT?

    Edugrade Services currently charge ₦66,000 for SAT Exam registration in Nigeria. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.

    Q. How much time it takes to prepare for the SAT in Nigeria?

    A. It takes 5-12 weeks to prepare for the SAT exam. However, it is always recommended to practice sufficient full-length tests before appearing for the exam, so, you can give your best.

     


     

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