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Taking the SAT in Singapore 2024

Boost your chances of getting accepted into a US college by taking the SAT in Singapore. Learn where to take the test and how to prepare for it.

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May 16, 2024

As of March 2024, the pen and paper (old) version of the SAT was fully replaced by the new digital version of the SAT. Find out more about the key changes to the test. 

 

2024 SAT Test Dates in Singapore

 

DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
and Late Registration**
August 24, 2024 Aug 9, 2024 Aug 13, 2024
October 5, 2024 Sept 20, 2024 Sept 24, 2024
November 2, 2024 Oct 18, 2024 Oct 22, 2024
December 7, 2024 Nov 22, 2024 Nov 26, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 centre in Singapore via this page for specific dates and availability. At the time of this writing, the available test centres are:

  • e2i west-Devan Nair Institute for Em (75158) 80 Jurong East Street 21
  • Global Indian International School (75149) 27 Punggol Field Walk
  • Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) (75697) 11 Eunos Road 8
  • Singapore American School (75100) 40 Woodlands Street 41, High School College Counseling Office
  • MGMT DEV INST OF SINGAPORE (MDIS)(75141) 501 Stirling Road
  • NPS INTERNATIONAL SCH (75138) 25 Scotts Road
  • United World College of South East Asia, East Campus (75170) 1 Tampines Street 73
  • XCL World Academy (75102) 2 Yishun Avenue 42

Source: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/test-center-search 

 

Old SAT vs. New Digital SAT (2024)

Feature

Old SAT

New Digital SAT

Administration

Paper and pencil

Digital via Bluebook app on laptop/tablet

Length

3 hours

2 hours and 14 minutes

Format

Reading, Writing & Language, Math

Reading/Writing, Math

Format

4 sections

2 sections (modules)

Format & Content

Static

Adaptive testing, Module 2 questions based on Module 1 performance

Format & Content

Long reading passages, multiple questions per passage

Shorter passages, 1 question per passage

Exam Tools & Rules

Proctored timing, paper reference sheets, limited calculator use

Built-in tools (clock, flagging, calculator, reference sheet)

Scoring

Reports in weeks

Reports in days, enables quicker decisions on score report sending and retakes.

SAT Prep

Non-adaptive practice exams

Digital practice SATs available via Bluebook app.

More targeted practice, but need adjustment for adaptive testing readiness.

 

Digital Format and Adaptive Testing

 

The new SAT throws out the traditional paper-and-pencil format in favor of a secure, digital experience. Students can take the exam on their own laptops/tablets, school-issued devices, or borrow one from the College Board. 

 

It's still a proctored exam though, offered during school days or weekends. But the biggest change — adaptive testing. This approach tailors the difficulty of questions based on a student's performance.

 

Splitting into Modules 

 

Each section (Reading/Writing and Math) is split into modules. The first module throws a mix of difficulty levels at the student. The platform then analyses their answers and adjusts the difficulty for the next set of questions. 

 

So, strong performers get challenged further, while those struggling encounter more manageable questions. This ensures a more accurate assessment of a student's abilities while allowing for a shorter overall test. Plus, the digital format is built to withstand technical hiccups, so a power outage or internet issue won't derail your exam.

 

How Important is the SAT in 2024? 

 

The importance of the SAT in 2024 depends on several factors, but here's a breakdown to help you understand its weight:

  • College Admissions:
    • Test-Optional vs. Test-Required: Many colleges that went test-optional during COVID are re-evaluating their policies. This means the SAT could be gaining importance again for admissions. However, some colleges remain test-optional, so it depends on your target schools.
    • Holistic Review: Even at test-required schools, the SAT is just one piece of the application puzzle. Colleges consider academic transcripts, extracurriculars, essays, and letters of recommendation alongside your SAT score.
  • Scholarships: Strong SAT scores can qualify you for merit-based scholarships and financial aid programs, easing the financial burden of college. 

Here's the key takeaway:

 

  • Strong scores can still be a major advantage, especially for competitive colleges.
  • Check the admissions requirements of your target schools.
  • The SAT remains relevant, but students should still focus on a well-rounded application.

 

Ready to conquer the new digital SAT? Have more questions. Click here to start your journey to acing the SAT and unlocking your dream college admission!

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