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What is the SAT?

From the College Board Website:

"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."

For more information about the SAT visit the College Board Website listed below.



Do I need to take the SATs?

Any student hoping to study in the USA must take the SAT Reasoning test during their application process. The more competivite universities require/highly recommend that students take Subject tests in addition to the SAT Reasoning test.  Students who do well on the subject tests may increase their chances of being addmitted and/or recieving scholarships to universities. 


What are the SAT Subject tests?

Students looking to study in top Universities must also take the SAT Subject Tests.  These are both offered at IST and ISM on a regular basis.  Check the TanSAO calendar (On front page) to see when the next test will be and when you need to register.

TanSAO offers Subject tests in the following areas:


United States History

World History

Mathematics Level 1

Mathematics Level 2

Biology (Ecological/Molecular)



Languages (Reading Only)



Modern Hebrew




Languages: Listening and Reading








How do I register for the SAT?

Students registering for the SAT must have internet access and a credit card to go through the process on their own.  If you do not have one of both of those you can register at the TanSAO office or via e.mail to .

To register please visit our TanSAO office.

Full name (First and last)


Date of Birth

Post Office Box and Address

Name of school

Expected date of graduation

Student E.mail address

Name of the city in which you were born

Note: Registration requires you to have a passport style picture. Please brings this during registration.