The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
Why take the SAT?
Both public and private universities of Egypt require the SAT exam for admission. The Ministry of Education has released minimum scores for the class of 2015 as AT LEAST a 1330 on SAT exams and 1000 for SAT Subject exams to be eligible for admission. For the class of 2016, the scores required have increased to AT LEAST a 1440 on SAT exams and 1100 for SAT Subject exams to be eligible for admission. Of course the higher the score the better your child’s chances are of gaining admission to the school of their choice. A perfect score is 2400 for the SAT and 1600 on the Subject Exams. Schools often only have a certain number of places they can offer each year, so it is essential that students continue to improve their scores and not just give up after reaching 1330.
When to take the SAT?
The universities of Egypt will ONLY accept SAT results taken during the 11th and 12th grades. With that in mind, most 10th grade students first take the SAT at the end of 10th grade. This gives the student an idea as to their weak points and strengths to help focus of future exams. They then take the exam 3 -4 times during 11th grade, and another 3-4 times during 12th grade. If you and your child wants, they may take the SAT every time it is offered until they get a 2400 (perfect score) – but the way the test is created, there should be some time for learning in between taking the test.
See Ms Rana Magdy for assistance in setting up your student’s account with CollegeBoard. There are some sections that are very important and cannot be changed if entered incorrectly. In particular, it is very important that they enter their legal name, date of birth, sex, address and signature exactly the same way as their high school diploma / national ID card / passport will read.
This can be done the beginning of grade 10, and Ms Rana magdy will talk to the students about the process. Students can opt to get a daily practice SAT question, as well as have important reminders sent to parents’ email address.
All students are requested to give Ms. Rana Magdy their user name and password for safe keeping. It is recommended that the user name and password NOT be the same as their email account. Having the user name and password has helped many students who left their information on their home computer when they were in Cairo or lost their telephone and needed to print out their admission ticket.
Registration is done online at – sat.collegeboard.com. A valid US Dollar credit card is required.
The only acceptable forms of identification are a valid:
- Current national ID of the country in which the test center is located
- Current passport
No other identification is accepted for entrance to the test center.
A national ID is only valid in the country of issuance. If you travel to another country to test, you have to provide a passport as identification.