(technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and
quantitative reasoning accepted and required for admission to a
bachelor degree program in a US university or college. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most
US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II
The SAT is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical
reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need
to be successful in college. Many colleges and universities use the SAT
as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA,
extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher
recommendations-of a student's readiness to do college-level work. SAT
scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the
accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for
awarding merit-based financial aid.
administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.
Territories, and six times a year overseas.
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