Scholastic Aptitude Test
What is SAT? It is a college admission exam that is taken by most of the students around the world. The colleges require the students to hand in their SAT scores in order to get an idea of the student’s knowledge; there are few parts to this test which are math, reading and writing. These are the subjects that are taught in every school worldwide. Mostly this test is taken by the juniors or seniors. Nowadays, few students take it in sophomore year for them to get an idea of how it’s like or to study in advance.
SAT and high school GPA decides one’s college. The reason why people study so hard to get a good score on their SAT is to get into a good college. It is one of many factors that colleges consider and look when they make their admission decisions.
There are also something called “SAT Subject Test”. It is an additional opportunity to show colleges what one know and what they can do. This is also for the admission also to advise students for their course selection. Some colleges require students to take this test besides SAT. There are twenty subject tests: Literature, U.S. history, World History, Math level 1, Math level 2, Biology/EM, Chemistry, Physics, French, French with Listening, German, German with Listening, Spanish, Spanish with Listening, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Chinese with Listening, Japanese with Listening, and Korean with Listening.
There are several times when students can take SAT per year. Mostly, students take it during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.