The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admission in the United States. Not only that but SAT score is also accepted by many universities around the world like those in Canada, Australia, England, Korea, Singapore… The SAT is managed by College Board and developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS). IIG Vietnam – the national representative of ETS, has been organizing SAT in Vietnam.
2. Target students
The SAT is suitable for High school students who want to study abroad in the US or universities accepting the SAT score around the world. Besides that, because the SAT’s content is fully English, students need fluent English skills to read comprehensively and answer SAT questions.
3. Inside the Test
The SAT evaluates test takers’ reasoning, analyzing, and problem-solving skills through reading, writing, and math solving skills. The SAT contains 3 main sections: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math (With and without using a calculator)
|No.||Section||Time (minutes)||No. of questions|
|2||Writing and Language||35||44|
|3||Math (Without using calculator)||25||20|
|4||Math (With using calculator)||55||38|
4. How to register for the Test
Test takers can register for the SAT online at: www.collegeboard.com/sat, create an account and follow the instruction. The test fee must be paid using credit card. Activities such as test registration, sending scores to universities, score review… will be notified and save on that account. After registering the account, test takers will receive the registration number and admission ticket.
On the test date:
Test takers must arrive 30 minutes prior to the test time to do the pre-test procedure. You must bring:
- Admission ticket.
- Passport or national ID card.
On the math test using calculator, test takers are allowed to use calculators with 4 functionalities, scientific, and the ability to draw graphs. Laptops, tablets, calculators having the ability to connect internet, record sounds, transmit signals, record videos, calculators having keyboards electronic pens, personal assistance electronics, or calculators using electricity, making noises, or having paper tapes are not allowed.
5. Receiving the result
Test takers can review their scores through the account created at www.collegeboard.com/sat 3 weeks after the test date. Test takers will receive their score sheets sent through postal in 6-7 weeks. The score sheets can be sent to universities in the US or those in other countries if needed.