What is SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)?
It is an exam used by both foreign national students and US citizens when entering higher schools and universities in USA, and it is also accepted by many universities in Turkey when placing foreign national students to Turkish universities.
SAT Entry Requirements
SAT is only held for undergraduate programs. Students looking for Masters and Doctorate degree do not need SAT. There are no restrictions on the number of applications made to SAT.
Who Can Apply to SAT?
All foreign national students who graduated from high school or still continue their high school education at 11th or 12th grade can apply to SAT.
Where and When Does SAT Take Place?
The exam takes place in schools with a SAT centre in Turkey:
The American Collegiate Institute
TED Ankara Koleji Hs.
Tarsus American Sch.
ST Georg Austrian College
Ozel Oğuzkaan Koleji
Bilkent Laboratory + INTL Sch.
Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory Sch.
It is held six times a year, in October, November, December, January, May and June. The exam result is valid for 2 years.
SAT applications are made online by opening an account at http://sat.collegeboard.org with an e-mail address.
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In What Language is SAT Held?
SAT is held in English.
SAT is made of two separate exams, SAT I (Reasoning Test ) and SAT II ( Subject Test).
SAT I (Reasoning Test); is a multiple-choice exam consisting of Reading, Writing and Mathematics sections and lasting 3 hours 45 minutes. It evaluates the numerical and literary abilities of the student. The score of each subject ranges between 200 and 800.
SAT II (Subject Test) consists of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature, History (World history-American history), Mathematics, Foreign Languages and each one lasts 1 hour. A maximum of 3 subject examinations can be taken in a single day. Most of the questions are multiple choice questions. This test is particularly oriented in assessing the knowledge of the student of an academic subject. Test score ranges between 200-800.
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing(200-800)
*65 minutes Reading section*35 minutes Writing and Language section
*25 minutes no-calculator section*55 minutes calculator section
52 Qs Reading
44 QsWriting and Language
20 Qs Math (w/o calculator)38 Qs Math (with calculator)
400 - 1600
Optional Essay is separately graded
3 Hours (+50 min. optional Essay)
Subscore and Cross-test Scores available
Wrong answers do not affect correct answers
SAT duration is 3 hours, if optional Essay section is opted for, the duration is 3 hours 50 minutes.