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    Hi all,

    I was wondering how much weightage is given to the SAT on UK University applications. I will be doing it, and applying to US Colleges, but is it useful even for UK applications?

    Furthermore, when should I start preparing for it? I know that it should be after GCSE, but when after GCSE? What is the level of Maths and English in the SAT compared to A levels/GCSE?

    Is anyone applying for US Colleges from the UK? How does the application process go? Are there any unsaid rules or insider tips?


    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by arjunbendre)
    Hi all,

    I was wondering how much weightage is given to the SAT on UK University applications. I will be doing it, and applying to US Colleges, but is it useful even for UK applications?

    Furthermore, when should I start preparing for it? I know that it should be after GCSE, but when after GCSE? What is the level of Maths and English in the SAT compared to A levels/GCSE?

    Is anyone applying for US Colleges from the UK? How does the application process go? Are there any unsaid rules or insider tips?


    Thanks a lot!

    You should note that some (UK) universities prefer the ACT instead or don't even accept the SAT. SAT Maths is f ****** easy, you can get at least 80% without even learning. The English part is harder, especially the vocabulary is very difficult. You'll have to explain words that you haven't heard og your entire life, so prepare for that.
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    (Original post by Hanover)
    You should note that some (UK) universities prefer the ACT instead or don't even accept the SAT. SAT Maths is f ****** easy, you can get at least 80% without even learning. The English part is harder, especially the vocabulary is very difficult. You'll have to explain words that you haven't heard og your entire life, so prepare for that.

    Okay thanks so much! Would SAT and ACT preparation be a one-size-fits-all solution or are they very different?

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    (Original post by arjunbendre)
    Okay thanks so much! Would SAT and ACT preparation be a one-size-fits-all solution or are they very different?

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    It's very difficult since both tests are VERY different. The SAT, as I've mentioned before, has a strong focus on vocabulary & language, while the ACT is more focussed on Sciences & Maths (advanced level, SAT Maths would look so cheap in comparison to that). Also SAT doesn't even have a Sciences section! The questions given in the SAT & ACT are also very different. ACT tends to ask clearer questions so you exactly know what you should asnwer. SAT, on the contrary, gives you very general but complex questions.
    To sum up, if you're talented in Maths & Sciences, take the ACT. If you're excellent in English & literature/writing, then opt for the SAT.
    Many (UK) universities, however, prefer the ACT.
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    (Original post by Hanover)
    It's very difficult since both tests are VERY different. The SAT, as I've mentioned before, has a strong focus on vocabulary & language, while the ACT is more focussed on Sciences & Maths (advanced level, SAT Maths would look so cheap in comparison to that). Also SAT doesn't even have a Sciences section! The questions given in the SAT & ACT are also very different. ACT tends to ask clearer questions so you exactly know what you should asnwer. SAT, on the contrary, gives you very general but complex questions.
    To sum up, if you're talented in Maths & Sciences, take the ACT. If you're excellent in English & literature/writing, then opt for the SAT.
    Many (UK) universities, however, prefer the ACT.

    Okay thanks for that, Hanover! Really helpful. I'll probably end up taking both, because my maths is quite good, but my English is relatively good as well.
 
 
 

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