SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

The SAT, required for admission on undergraduate level to many American colleges, is a standardized test offered by the College Board through the Educational Testing Service.

The SAT consists of SAT I: Reasoning Test and SAT II: Subject Test.

The SAT I is a three-hour test, primarily multiple-choice, that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities.

The SAT II tests are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. The Subject Tests measure the examinee's knowledge of particular subjects and his/her ability to apply that knowledge. Many colleges require or recommend one or more of t hese tests for admission or placement purposes. It is advisable to check the requirements of colleges before deciding which tests to take.

The following Subject Tests can be selected: Writing, Literature, Math Level I, Math Level IC, Math Level IIC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, American History and Social Studies, World History, French, German, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Spanish.

There are no oral parts of the SAT.

Completed registration forms should be sent to CITO, the Netherlands generally one-two months before the selected test date.

Tests scores will be reported to examinees' home address about five weeks after the test.

Bulletins of Information with registration forms are available in the Information Center.

Before the test it is recommended to use preparational materials containing practice tests which a re also available in the office.

(The text is based on the SAT Bulletin of Information, a publication of the ETS.)


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