SAT, or Standard Aptitude Test is essential if you are planning to do your undergraduate studies from an institution in the United States of America. For the last few years, there have been modifications made in the pattern, time limit, way of grading, and a lot more. So, what does the year 2017 hold for the applicants and what are the cautions to bear in mind?
The dates you can still appear for SAT are listed below.
|Test Date||Normal Registration||Late Registration||Score Release|
|May 6, 2017||Apr 7, 2017||Apr 21, 2017||May 25, 2017|
|Jun 3, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 19, 2017||Jun 22, 2017|
* All Data provided by Prep Scholar.
What You Should Know About International Deadlines
“International registration deadlines apply to anyone testing outside of the United States and U.S. territories.
Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
No late registration for international testing applies. If you are registering online or via telephone your registrations must be completed by the listed international deadlines. The same applies for mailed registration forms.
If registering through an international representative, submission along with payment needs to be made by the early registration deadline.
International students should ideally call Customer Service if they want to make a change with regard to their registration including adding a Language with Listening Test or selecting a different Language with Listening Test.”
Fees for testing internationally vary. Get information on registration and other related international fees.
Sunday administrations for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance usually occur the day after each Saturday test date.
Taking up to three SAT Subject Tests on a single test date is allowed but you can’t take the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT on the same test date.
The minimum expectation with regard to subject tests is that you take at least two. (Exception: Georgetown still states a preference for three tests). Depending on whether you should push yourself to exceed the minimum is usually determined by a common sense assessment of the supposed competitiveness of the applicant pool.
Taking an example of George Washington University and Stanford University:
Both recommend Subject Tests. Although, 2014 stats show, GW admitting approximately 45% of the applicants as opposed to Stanford’s 5%.
You are entitled to change your mind till the very last minute. Even though Subject Tests’ registration forms ask you to indicate your subjects you intend to take the choices remain non-binding. On the test day, you will be given a thick booklet with all subjects, wherein you can choose which subjects you will take.