Taking the SAT Around the World

Universities all over the world trust the SAT to provide useful information about how well-prepared a student is for university-level coursework.

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Universities all over the world use SAT scores to inform their admissions decisions.

More than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. and 85 other countries consider SAT scores to help them make informed admissions decisions.

Students outside the U.S. have multiple opportunities to take the SAT.

Most years, we offer the SAT in March, May, August, October, and December; in 2020, we're also offering it in September. We recommend taking the SAT at least twice: Once in your second-to-last year of secondary school, and once in the beginning of your final year. That way, you can see which areas you need to work on most, focus your practice, and improve on your score.

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy is one of the best ways to get ready for the SAT.

It’s free, it’s online, and it gives you personalized practice recommendations to help you target the subject areas you most need to improve. It also gives you access to eight full-length practice SAT tests so you can get an idea of what it’ll be like to take an official SAT administration.

Each university has its own SAT policies, so be sure to check individual university websites for the most accurate information.

Many universities require you to submit scores from exams like the SAT as part of your application for admission; others recommend it and leave the choice up to you. Remember that you may need to submit SAT scores to universities that don’t require for admission if you want to qualify for certain scholarships.

You can only take the SAT at an official SAT test center.

Explore the resources on this page to find a test center near you. If you can’t find a nearby test center, call + 00-1 212-713-7789 and a customer service representative will assist you.