The SAT (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 tests.
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.
SAT is 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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article "International Students and U.S. Admission Tests: Undergraduate
Exams." © 2006 collegeboard.com. Reprinted with
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