An insight into the SAT exam
Students testing outside the U.S. will first take the digital SAT in Spring 2023. So, you will have plenty of time to prepare and get familiar with the digital test.
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
Writing and language sub-test
Who needs the SAT
All first-year applicants
NUS medicine & NUS dentistry
Applicants with IB Diplomas
Applicants with a C grade or lower for:
SMU & UNISIM
Applicants without any of the following:
52 Multiple Choice Questions testing critical reading and thinking skills across four genres: history, literature, natural science and the social sciences.
44 Multiple Choice Questions testing fundamental conventions of grammar and effective use of the English language.
38 Questions allowing the use of a calculator and 20 without. The main topics tested are algebra, functions, data analysis and geometry.
We recommend that students start preparing for the SAT at least 3 months prior to the exam.
How do I register for the SAT?
Provide your full name and other identifying information — this must be exactly the same as seen on your photo ID.
Choose to register for the SAT with or without the Essay. (Update: The SAT Essay is no longer offered after June 2021.)
Make payment, and check out. Click here to learn more about testing fees.
Print out your Admission Ticket. Make sure you bring it with you on Test Day!
Where can I take the SAT?
Universities in the US will consider both academic and non-academic factors in making their admissions decisions. You are required to demonstrate competency and skill in both of these regards.
Final Year Grades
IB; or A-Levels; or APs / SATs; or GPA
You will need one teacher recommendation that speaks to your academic abilities. This would ideally be someone who has taught you recently (JC1 / JC2 or Grade 11 / 12).
Applications require accomplishments that are academic in nature (eg: Honor Roll / Olympiads / Research Experiences).
Some courses (Law / Medicine / Oxbridge applicants) will require special admissions tests such as the LNAT or BMAT / UCAT.
These activities demonstrate to universities that you are exploring your chosen subject outside of the classroom with genuine passion and curiosity.
UCAS Personal Statement
This is a short essay of roughly 500 words. This essay will require you to state your intended course of study at university, why you wish to pursue this interest, and how you have already meaningfully engaged with this subject previously.
Here are some of the SAT testing centres in Singapore. Note that not all test centres are available for all dates. Click here for the latest information.
Dulwich College Singapore
71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8,
Furen International School
345 Old Nelson Road,
Global Indian International School
27 Punggol Field Walk,
NPS International School
10 Chai Chee Lane,
Stamford American International School
1 Woodleigh Lane,
When can I take the SAT?
Deadline for Registration
Changes, and Regular Cancellation
Students taking the digital SAT who need to borrow a device from College Board will need to register and request their device earlier than the registration deadline, to allow time for international shipping.