What is the SAT?

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.

College Board Website

Do I need to take the SATs?

Any student hoping to study in the USA must take either the the SAT Reasoning test or the ACT during their application process. The more competitive 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 admitted and/or receiving scholarships to universities.

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How do I Register for the SAT?

Students registering for the SAT must have a credit card to go through the process on their own. If you do not have one you can register at the TanSAO offices or through our Student registration page.

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