What is SAT Exam?

SAT or known as Scholastic Aptitude Test, is an exam made for students who would like to continue their studies in the United States of America. But being made for students who want to study in The USA doesn’t mean that it isn’t accepted in other countries’ universities. A lot of universities around the globe accept students with SAT exam results. One of these countries is Turkey, that’s why all foreign candidates who would like to study an associate or bachelor’s degree in Turkey must have some info about this exam.

This article was prepared to provide info to the candidates about the exam and will be updated on a regular base.

Who Can Apply to the SAT Exam?

Who Can Apply to the SAT Exam?

Any high school graduate or student can apply to SAT, but in order to be able to apply to a university in Turkey Using the SAT results the candidates must fulfill some conditions.

These are:

  • Being a foreign national,
  • Being a holder of a blue card,
  • Dual national with Turkish Citizenship,
  • Being a Turkish Citizen who completed their high school education in any foreign country aside from Northern Cyprus,
  • Being a Northern Cypriot who live and completed their high school education in Northern Cyprus and have their GCE AL results,

If any of these conditions apply to the candidate then the candidate is eligible for applying to universities in Turkey with their SAT results.

Turkish Universities Which Accept Students with SAT Exam Results

Turkish Universities Which Accept Students with SAT Exam Results

Most of Turkish universities accept students with both SAT and YOS exams, but a few universities would only accept with SAT and Some would only accept with YOS. So, in order to apply to these universities candidates must enter SAT exam or have one of the special criteria that the university decides.

Here is a list with some Turkish universities that accept SAT results with the Top of the list being the universities that only accept SAT:

Universities that only accept students with SAT or Special criteria:

  • Abdullah Gul University
  • Istanbul Technical University
  • Bogazici University
  • Middle East Technical University
  • Gazi University
  • Hacettepe University
  • Universities that accept students with YOS and SAT results:
  • Ankara University
  • Anadolu University
  • Afyon Kocatepe University
  • AfyonKarahisar University
  • Artvin Coruh University
  • Balikesir University
  • Badirma On Yedi Eylul University
  • Bartin University
  • Batman University
  • Bayburt University
  • Bingol University
  • Bitlis Eren University
  • Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
  • Bursa Uludag University
  • Bursa Technical University
  • Ege University
  • Erciyes University
  • Erzurum Technical University
  • Eskisehir Osman Gazi University
  • Firat University
  • Gaziantep University
  • Gebze Technical University
  • Harran University
  • Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
  • Hitit University
  • Isparta Applied Sciences University
  • Iskenderun Technical University
  • Izmir Katip Celebi University
  • Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University
  • Karabuk University
  • Kayseri University
  • KirikKale University
  • Kutahya Dumlupinar University
  • Manisa Cela Bayar University
  • Mardin Artuklu University
  • Marmara University
  • Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
  • Nigde Omer Halis Demir University
  • Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
  • Recep Tayyib Erdogan University
  • Saglik Bilimler (Health Sciences) University
  • Samsun 19 Mayis University
  • Sinop University
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University
  • Suleyman Demirel University
  • Turk – Alman (Turkish – German) University
  • Usak University
  • Van Yuzuncu Yil University
  • Yalova University
  • Yildiz Technical University
  • Yozgat Bozok University

These universities accept students with SAT exam results. To keep up with any changes that might occur or in order to get more info visiting the universities’ website would be the most useful for you.

SAT Exam Questions

SAT deviates into a lot of exam. The first is SAT I, which consists of two parts mathematics and English reading and writing, there is also an optional essay part. For the mathematics part it contains basic mathematics like algebra and problem solving and it provides and introduction to advanced mathematics also, a few basic geometry questions is included in the mathematics part. For the English part it measures the reading and writing skill. The most important part about the English section is understanding the topic, providing an evidence – based argument.

The Essay part, requires the candidates to write about a topic from a few given to choose. The Essay is evaluated based on language usage skills and the author building an argument using evidence to persuade the audience.

The Essay part is optional, and the candidates should state their desire while applying to the exam since it has extra fees. That’s why the candidates must know whether the university requires the essay part for the application or not. To get more info about this you can visit the university’s website and check it regularly.

SAT II or known as SAT Subject test consists of a specific subject. Based on the need of the candidates they may choose up to three subjects in one time. And these subjects are like Math I, Math II, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History and many more.

SAT Exam Locations

SAT Exam Locations

The Test is almost everywhere around the world all around the year with one time being special to the USA. To know more about the availability of the Centers and the City you can visit the College Board website:

SAT Exam Prices

SAT differ based on country due to regional fees.

SAT exam price this year: 52 dollars + regional fees

SAT exam price with Essay: 68 dollars + regional fees

To know about regional fees, you can visit:

SAT Passing Grade

There is no passing grade for SAT, yet every section is evaluated between 200 – 800. Since SAT I consists of two parts its evaluation is between 400 – 1600. In order to apply to a Turkish University using SAT results the candidate must earn at least a score of 1000 – 1350 point. And this rule may differ from a university to another, that’s why checking the website of the university that you would like to apply to would be the most useful option for you.

How to Apply to SAT Exam?

How to Apply to SAT Exam?

Applications for SAT exam is done only online, for USA residents an application by phone is also, available.

Note: SAT exam are done only in English.

SAT Applications and Exam Dates 2021


Application Date: 8TH of April 2021 until 23:59 (9th of April 2021 until 6:59 Turkey’s local time)

Exam Date: 8th of May 2021 (Exam hour will be written on the exam’s admission ticket according to the country’s local time)


Application Date: 8TH of April 2021 until 23:59 (9th of April 2021 until 6:59 Turkey’s local time)

Exam Date: 8th of May 2021 (Exam hour will be written on the exam’s admission ticket according to the country’s local time)

Application Date: 21st of April 2021 – 6th of May 2021

Exam Date: 5th of June 2021 (Exam hour will be written on the exam’s admission ticket according to the country’s local time)

Application Link:

SAT Exam applications are done only from the College Board website. Candidates aren’t allowed to participate in SAT I and SAT II exams done on the same day, and usually these exams are done at the same time to prevent this.

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