Is the SAT still important?

Yes. The SAT puts your achievements into context. That means it shows off your qualifications to universities and helps you stand out.

  • Each year, students across nearly 200 countries take the SAT to apply to universities in the U.S. and more than 80 countries across the globe.
  • Even though there are wide variations in curricular standards, grading systems, and course offerings, the SAT evens out the disparities from school to school and region to region.
  • In the class of 2020, nearly 90% of international students had SAT scores that confirmed or exceeded their secondary school GPA.
  • When surveyed, 83% of students said they want the option to submit test scores to colleges.

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