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Worth of SAT in International Institutions

The SAT is good exam for Pakistani students has been the standardized since a long time by the Universities and colleges for admissions. It is the only exam by which the students entering the college are ranked, it still serves as a measure in the time of application. It determines the acceptance of the college student and helps to filter out the students. Both SAT I and SAT II are beneficial in their own prospects.

There are a lot of arguments for keeping up the SAT exam in Pakistan are in place but yet its importance and popularity can’t be undermined.


Benefits of High SAT Score -

  1. Benefits of SAT exam in Pakistan – There are a lot of prestigious universities in Pakistan that accept the SAT Score. Some of the universities are as follows – LUMS (Lahore university of management and sciences), IBA (institute of business administration), FAST (The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences), ITU (Information Technology University), NUST (The National University of Sciences & Technology) and AKA (Agha Khan University).

  2. Universal acceptance of SAT exam and in Pakistan Universities  – Most of the colleges and universities accept SAT exam for their entry test score. Almost all the nations have acceptance for the SAT examination score. It broadens the horizons for the Pakistani student and hence provides a proof that the student is for sure a college material.

  3. SAT Scholarship - Great amount of scholarships are provided by many universities for the students who have impressive SAT exam score. The cash scholarships are worth about 10,000 to 15,000 $. Outstanding SAT scores can definitely bear fruit for the Pakistani student.

The Scholastic aptitude test opens up the prospectus of the Pakistani student for other and many more scholarships.

  1. Resilience to other tests – After giving SAT exam the Pakistani student can with easy give others competitive tests as- GRE (Graduate Record Examinations), MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), LSAT (Law School Admission Test), GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and other examinations.

  2. Cover up for the Low GPA is SAT test – If the Pakistani student has been consistently unable to score high in their academic results therefore they are unable to take admission in the undergraduate courses abroad. But there is a way out that once the student has scored high in SAT test, it provides a proof of their versatility therefore making up for their low GPA during admissions.

  3. SAT adds value to resume – The SAT score definitely is a proof good enough to showcase the reasoning abilities and can present a person as smart enough. It helps the student get better employment opportunities after completion of their graduation.

  4. SAT Help the Pakistani Students in building their career – The Pakistani student’s career is advanced in their career. It paves way for them to test and excel in different fields so as to bring out clarity about the path the Pakistani student must take up.

  5. Non Science Exam – The ACT exam has a compulsion for taking up science but the Pakistani students who are not interested in Science can skip that in SAT exam.


SAT Scores for Colleges and Universities in Pakistan and abroad

Many international universities across the globe consider SAT scores like: University of Toronto, McGill, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta (in certain cases)), However to get an admission your SAT scores should be consistent with your academic marks.


This can vary though, depending upon which program you’re applying to, every program has different requirements on top of university requirements, and the curriculum of the high school you apply from. If the curriculum isn’t in line with what the universities want, they’re going to look at the SAT.


In many international universities SAT is not a general requirement for undergraduates. However if you want to get a masters degree, these scores do matter. Many universities in Pakistan require SAT test for admissions.


The top universities considering your SAT scores are Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Hong Kong Institutions

In Hong Kong, admission to first-year study of bachelor’s degree programs has different requirements according to the institution. International applicants are generally required to obtain a High School certificate as well as good SAT scores in standardized tests, such as the SAT or AP exams. The University of Hong Kong sometimes demands additional SAT/ SAT subject test requirements for international students. Interested students should contact the institution online or via phone for information regarding application procedures and policies


Turkish Universities:

Pakistani students prefer Turkish universities to pursue their academic career. Every Turkish University has its own admission criteria. Therefore degree-seeking international students or an undergraduate student should directly contact the Student Affairs Office of the respective university. Many Turkish universities consider SAT scores for admission like: Akdeniz University requires a total score of at least 1100 and a minimum score 600 in Mathematics in SAT Test, While Ankara University consider Students who obtained a minimum of 1100 points at SAT I and a minimum of 650 points for the math exam


Australian Universities:

Australia doesn’t require SAT .Students who are applying to Australian universities, do convert their SAT scores to ATAR. You can check online to learn about such conversion.


Singapore Universities:

In Singapore, reputed colleges like NTU and NUS, you need a good SAT Score along with other essentials like Letter of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose. As a SAT Counselor I would like to recommend


British Institutes:

In England, if you are not taking A-levels, SAT and APs became important parameters for admission. If you are taking them, then also SAT scores may help increase your chances for admission. For example, University of Warwick offers admission on good SAT scores. For admission in Oxford, both the old-system and new system are acknowledged. The reformed SAT requires a total score of 1,470 to consider the student for admission.


USA Institutes:

In USA, most of the universities and colleges require international students to take SAT or SAT Subject Tests. Each university has stated its requirements on their website. Some renowned Universities are California institute of science and technology, Boston University, Cornell university etc.


Canadian Universities:

In Canada every school has different requirements for standardized testing. Some schools require the SAT or ACT, while many of them consider SAT subject tests. For admission in University the SAT or ACT score is required for some applicants. Though in some cases The SAT or ACT is optional, but still recommended by the school to improve your application chances.


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