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The managing body of SAT, the College Board has not set up any SAT eligibility for students wanting to appear for the exam. Initially referred to as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, and now commonly called the SAT exam is conducted for undergraduate admission to colleges/universities in a foreign country. The College Board which is the official SAT conducting agency have not put down any specific eligibility criteria for SAT exam for students appearing for the same of the most recognized entrance exams for undergraduate studies abroad.

Students who are planning to travel overseas to take admission to undergraduate studies are required to successfully qualify for the SAT exam. The University Board has not set up any SAT eligibility criteria as far as the age limit is concerned. There is no minimum or maximum age limit set by the managing body for students wanting to register for SAT exam. However, students are needed to have successfully passed their high school to look up for admission for undergraduate studies. Students belonging to the age group of 17-19 years have recorded the highest turnout for the SAT exams. Countries that majorly accept SAT scores and results are the United States of America (USA), Canada, the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand among many others.

Key Points for SAT Eligibility 2021

  • The College Board is the official conducting body of the SAT exam
  • There is no minimum or maximum age set by the conducting body as SAT eligibility criteria
  • SAT is widely accepted in countries like the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.
  • Students appear for SAT for admission to undergraduate programs in colleges/ universities abroad
  • A maximum number of high school students between the ages 17-18 appear for the SAT exam

SAT Eligibility for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities, who have informed the College Board – the governing body of SAT about their condition, beforehand are eligible to appear for SAT with added facilities to make their SAT exam comfortable. However, all the extra services must be approved in advance by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) unit. Once the facilities for the disabled students have been approved, it can be used for both SAT General and SAT Subject Test. candidates do not require to make a new request for each SAT exam. Students should note that there is no eligibility criteria laid down for students wanting to appear for SAT.

Facilities for Disabled Students for SAT Exam include:

  • The use of Braille and large-print exams for visually impaired candidates
  • Provision for extra time for completion of the SAT exam
  • The use of a computer for essays and
  • A provision for extra breaks during the exam

SAT Eligibility FAQs

Q. What is SAT exam eligibility?

A. There are no eligibility criteria given by The College Board for taking the SAT exam. However, since SAT is for admission to undergraduate programs students are recommended to appear for their SAT while in standard 11th or 12th.

Q. Can a student take the SAT exam after the 12th?

A. There are no specific criteria laid down by The University Board for appearing for the SAT exam. As SAT is for admission to undergraduate programs students are advised to appear for their SAT while in standard 11th or 12th.

Q. What is the need to take the SAT exam?

A. Many universities require students to submit SAT scores as part of their college application. Some universities also request SAT scores to provide merit-based scholarships to students.


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