SAT is a mandatory test that is administered on any student that wishes to be admitted to any university in the United States. The tests are two, and the other one apart from SAT is ACT.
SAT reasoning test: What about it?

The reasoning test takes three hours plus an additional 50 minutes to write an essay. However, the essay test is optional but it is advisable to attempt it. The three-hour test is divided into two sections namely mathematics and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The main aim of the test is to check the ability of the interviewees to think critically as well as their analytical skills. As for the essay that is allowed 50 minutes, it is given at the end of the SAT and it is an optional test. The institutions that will be administering the SAT will decide whether they will need to see the essay before accepting or declining a request for admission.

The reasoning test is offered a number of times every year at many sites all over the United Kingdom. An important point to note is that SAT has been redesigned and given a new looks from May 2016.



The subject tests: What about them?

Depending on the competitive nature of the university, you might be required to take several subject tests; 2-3. This is on top of the ACT or SAT reasoning test. The students are allowed a maximum of one hour and the subjects offered are Physics, Biology, Literature, mathematics Level 1 & 2, US and world History, and Chemistry. On top of these tests, there are an additional 2 language tests both of which can have or lack a component of listening. The ones which do not have the listening component are Latin, Spanish, Italian, and French among others. The ones which have a listening component are Korean, French, and Japanese among others. You will not find a university that guides you on the tests to take but it advisable to take the tests that you will do well.


Visit the College Board website to register for the SAT. The Fulbright Commission from US-UK does not register you for SAT and it is a designated center for testingSAT. Moreover, you cannot be registered by the testing sites, do not bother to call them.


Testing Fees

For the reasoning test, you will be required to pay $57 for registration. You may choose to pay $45 if you do not want to take the essay. You will also be required to pay $38 which is the international processing fee for the test. In case you are taking the first basic subject test, you will pay $26 for registration. In addition to this, pay $38 as an international processing fee. For every basic subject test you need to add, you shall be charged $20. If you need to take the test for language with listening, you shall pay $26 for every test. When you are allowed to the test on the test day, you will pay $46 fee.


Hi! SAT broadly means Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test, which is conducted for admissions into higher education in the United States of America. First time Introduced in the year 1926, SAT was founded by the College Board, which is a privately owned nonprofit corporation in the United States.