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Taking the SAT in Singapore 2023: where to take it and how to prepare for it?

The SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Test, is widely used for college admissions in the United States. If you are considering doing undergraduate study in the US, you are most likely aware that this will give you an advantage in your application. While submitting an SAT score is no longer compulsory for some colleges, having a high SAT score can increase your chances of being accepted into your desired university.

(Since 1999, we’ve been helping students average scores in the top 4% range.)

2023 SAT Test Dates in Singapore

26 AUG 202311 AUG 2023
07 OCT 202322 SEP 2023
04 MOV 202320 OCT 2023
02 DEC 202317 NOV 2023

Where to Take the SAT Test in Singapore

Singapore has multiple locations available as SAT Test Centers, but registration is always through the CollegeBoard website. You may search for the nearest test center in Singapore via this page for specific dates and availability. At the time of this writing, the available test centers are:

Test CentersCenter CodeAddressArea
XCL World Academy751022 Yishun Ave 42North
Singapore American School75100HS Counseling Office, 40 Woodlands Street 41North
Global Indian International School 7514927 Punggol Field WalkNorth East
United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)751701 Tampines Street 73East
NPS International School7513895 Jalan EunosEast
5 Steps Academy75169143 East Coast RoadSouth East
United World College Dover751201207 Dover RoadSouth West
International Community School7512427A Jubilee RoadSouth West
Canadian International School75122Jurong West Street 41West
Stamford American International School751261 Woodleigh LaneCentral

Cost of Registering for the SAT in Singapore

The registration fee for the SAT is US$60 at the time of this writing. Additionally, the cost of registering in Singapore will also include a Non-U.S. Regional Fee” of US$43. Singapore’s Test Centers usually fill up well in advance of the test date, so take care to register early to secure your seat! Currently, an application for the Waitlist is not available for registration.

Changing Your Test Date or Location

If you need to, it is possible to change your SAT registration to a new Centre or Date at an additional fee, subject to availability. You can also pay the Change Fee to switch from the regular SAT to the SAT Subject Tests or vice versa, for example, if you booked a “back-up” SAT date but already secured your desired result. In any case, where a change or cancellation has to be made, a fee is needed to process this alteration. For a change of test, the center would be US$25, the cancellation fee US$25 and the late cancellation fee is US$35 so do plan ahead!

Preparing for Your SAT

How much time you’ll need to prepare for the test depends on how much time you have and how ready you are to attempt its questions. You may try to search for practice questions online. Since the test has transitioned to be taken digitally, preparation for it has been made easier, especially for international students as prep content can be easily accessed on the computer. The SAT consists of 2 sections: Reading and Writing, and Math. In the Math component, as of 2023, both components are allowed calculator use.

The key to getting top scores is speed and accuracy. This means that you will have to quickly understand what the questions are asking for and determine the correct answer. This takes hours of practice, with some students spending more time preparing for one section over the other. Many students who come to us tend to require more practice in the Reading and Writing sections.

To find out how much preparation you will need to ace the test, a diagnostic test can help you. This may be a condensed version of the actual test and gives you an idea of the test format and requirements.

You may sign up for a free trial at Gateway, which offers you 14-day access to the SAT diagnostic test and introduction course.

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