Most schools in the U.S. require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. Now, to my knowledge there aren’t any American students that enjoy taking these tests, so there’s no reason that you as an international student should be excited about it either. It is however, a requirement for almost any school that you will apply to, so you should prepare yourself appropriately for the tests.
There are more than 1,000 sites around the world that administer the SAT. You can find the testing site closest to you online at http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_code/codeSearchSatTest.jsp
The College Board also provides special information to help international students prepare for the SAT. It can be found at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/international/sat.
You can find the information for the ACTs online at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/outside.html.
So, here is my last bit of advice: Sign up early for the test, prepare as best as you can, and try not to stress yourself out.
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