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« on: July 16, 2014, 08:02:28 pm »

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

The SAT is broken into 10 sections:

-3 critical reading sections (200-800)
-3 mathematics sections(200-800)
-3 writing sections(200-800)
-1 Unscored section

overall- 600-2400

How to apply for SAT?

There are two common ways of registering for SAT:

1. By mail: Obtain the "SAT Information Bulletin" available free with USEFI offices or from collegeboard website.
Fill in the form, get the draft made (if you are not paying by credit card), and use the envelope provided with the form to mail these to:

College Board SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541,

2. Online Registration (Credit Card required): Fill up the form online and mention your credit card number. This is the easiest way to register for SAT.

Students and parents often ask counselors to state what a good score would be. A useful answer is that a good score is any score that gets a student into the college of his or her choice!
When you look at your score you need to remember that an SAT score is not an absolute value. It is a scaled score to indicate your performance in comparison with that of the other 2 million students who take this test every year.

Scores can go up and down according to how you feel on the day of the test or how well you have prepared. Parents need to be warned that it is not an absolute indicator of their child's intelligence.
-That said, on a total score of 2400 (800 critical reading, 800 math, 800 writing)
-a score of 1650-1800 is adequate for many colleges
-a score of 1800-2100 is good
-a score above 2100 should ensure that you have no problems for admission (if all else is in order!)

SAT General Test US$ 85
SAT Subject US$ 69.50

Understanding SAT Score-

You get one point added to your score for each correct answer on the SAT, and lose one-quarter of a point for each wrong answer (except for Grid-ins). If you leave a question blank, you neither gain nor lose points. Incorrect answers to Grid-ins have no effect on your score. The totals are added up for all the Verbal and Math questions, and that produces two raw scores.

These numbers are not your SAT scores. The raw scores are converted into scale scores, each on a scale of 200 to 800, and these are the scores that are reported to you and the schools you apply for. The reports include sub-scores as well, but most schools focus on the three main scores.
Percentile Score, 2400 Scale (official, 2006)

99.98*  2400
99+       ≥2300
99          ≥2200
98          ≥2140
97          ≥2100
88          ≥1900
83          ≥1800
78          ≥1770
72          ≥1700
61          ≥1600
48          ≥1500
36          ≥1400
15          ≥1200
4            ≥1010
1            ≥790

* The percentile of the perfect score was 99.98 on the 2400 scale and 99.93 on the 1600 scale.


Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.
Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.
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