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It was recently announced that College Board will soon make the SAT digital. It’s a move that will make life easier for International students, but one that will inevitably have some questions that need answering.

Thanks to blog.collegeboard, here’s what international students need to know.

Is the SAT still important to take?

It sure is! 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 is the SAT going digital?

Students testing outside the U.S. will first take the digital SAT in Spring 2023. So, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare and get familiar with the digital test.

Most students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of 11th grade. If you’re an international student in the class of 2024 or later, you’ll probably take the digital SAT.

Find out more about the SAT’s going digital as well as how to register by clicking here.

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