Test Information
All you need to know about the test you take.
SAT
One of two main tests used for College and University Admissions.

The RSAT test assesses a student’s educational development throughout high school in math, reading, and writing.
Check the CollegeBoard website and register now to see test center locations.
 
SAT Regulator Information
Exam Governing Body: CollegeBoard
Office Hours (EDT):  8 am – 9 pm  Mon – Fri
USA Contact Number:     (+1) 212-713-7789
Contact Email: sat@info.collegeboard.com

SAT Test Cost 2018

Test Fee US$ 47.50
Essay Fee  US$ 17  
International Fee US$ 53    
Total Cost US$ 117.50 ∼ HKD 916.50

Change SAT Test Dates
The SAT is a very popular exam, with test centers in the region often filling up long before the deadline, as of now though, it will only get more difficult to find a place. The number of testing dates which previously stood at 7 has now been reduced to 6. The standard SAT exam is only offered on a mere 4 of these dates the other 2 are reserved solely for SAT Subject Tests (see table for more info).
 
What does this mean for you?
Planning. Planning is key, you will need to know well in advance of the testing dates exactly when you plan to take the SAT. The next round of SAT test dates will go live around mid-July / early August, which is when you should have your application map laid out and ready so you can reserve a spot on the date you actually want, in a test center convenient to you.
 
Don’t leave it too late
Once the spots are gone, they are gone, there is nothing you can do about it, besides fly to a different country which still has seats available – not exactly the first thing you want to be doing just before you sit the most crucial test in your life thus far!
 
“Only 4 test dates per year, seats start filling up early & test centers are always full, you MUST register in advance.”
Future Anticipated SAT Test Dates*
*All test and registration dates provided below are anticipated, unconfirmed dates, these have yet to be confirmed by the CollegeBoard and are only for use as a rough guide to help aid your college admissions planning.

SAT Test Dates 2018/19
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The SAT is a standardized test used by colleges and universities to aid in admissions decisions.  College Board commissions the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to create the test, which includes Math, Writing, and Critical Reading portions. The SAT is just one factor in admissions decisions: your SAT scores form part of a larger package that includes GPAs and letters of recommendation. For specific information on what impact your SAT scores have on whether or not you
 
The content on the New SAT (“RSAT”) is very similar to that which is on the ACT.  The major difference is in how the concepts are tested and the steps students will have to take to solve problems. Students will have to reason their way through this exam by tackling problems in a linear and sequential fashion; a student’s ability to process information quickly will be key.
 
Changes You’ll Love
  • No penalty for wrong answers, so students won’t have to worry about losing points for guessing incorrectly. (Just like on the ACT.)
  • There will be only 4 answer choices instead of 5. (Just like on the ACT.)
  • Students may be more familiar with some of the vocabulary tested, but they will need to know multiple definitions of those words.
  • No more sentence completions!
     
    Changes You Won’t Love
  • Questions will require multiple steps to get an answer.
  • The reading passages will include complex structure and vocabulary.
  • Foundational math skills will be more important.
  • Reasoning and critical thinking skills will be paramount.
  • There will be fewer sections on the new test, but they will be longer in time than the current test.

    How Should I Prep?
    The SAT is still a timed pencil and paper test. Speed and accuracy count. Our Research and Development team are New SAT experts. They have created world-class content for our new courses and online resources to help students navigate these changes and be prepared on test day.
ACT
One of two main tests used for College and University admissions.

The ACT test assesses a student’s educational development throughout high school in the four areas of English, mathematics, reading and science.
Check the ACT website and register now to see available locations
 
ACT Regulator Information:
Exam Governing Body: ACT
Office Hours (CDT): 8 am – 8 pm Mon – Fri
USA Contact Number:    (+1) 319-337-1270
Email form: Contact ACT
 
ACT Test Cost 2018
Test Fee US$ 50.50
Essay Fee US$ 16.50  
International Fee US$ 47.50
Total Cost US$ 114.50 ∼ HKD 893.1

ACT New Test Date
ACT will be introducing a new testing date from 2018, increasing their number of testing dates to 7 per year. The new July testing date will commence from 2018 with registration opening earlier in the year, precise date for this exam has yet to be confirmed.
ACT Test Dates 2018/19
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About ACT
Along with the SAT, the ACT is also one of America’s most widely accepted college entrance exams. The ACT test assesses a student’s educational development throughout their four years of high school, measuring their mastery of four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science.

The ACT test scores in these areas assess how students are able to apply the general abilities learned in high school to college-level work. A higher ACT score gives you the opportunity to get into the school you want!
 
Test Format
The ACT is curriculum-based and not an aptitude or an IQ test. Questions on the ACT are reflective of what students learn in high school in the areas listed above.
 
How the Composite ACT score is calculated
- Number of correct answers are counted (no deduction for incorrect answers) = raw score
-Raw score is converted to scale scores
- Each test score range from 1 (low) to 36 (high)
-COMPOSITE score is the average of the four tests
- Subscores range from 1 (low) to 18 (high); there is no direct relationship between your subscores and your test scores
SSAT Course Feature
Used by Secondary or Boarding Schools for placement by testing mathematics problems, use of the English language and reading comprehension.
USA Contact Number: (+1) 609-683-4440
Email: info@ssat.org

SSAT Test Cost 2018
Test Fee: US$269 ∼ HKD $2099

Office Hours (EDT): 9am
The Enrollment Management Association
Exam Governing Body:
SSAT Regulator Information

Check the SSAT website and register now to see available locations
SSAT Test Dates 2018
The SSAT will be offered on the following dates for 2018:
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About the SSAT
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) results are used by Secondary or Boarding Schools to determine whether prospective students are adept in the ability to solve mathematics problems, use the English language and comprehend what they read.
 
The test is administered on two levels:
Lower: Grade 5-7
Upper: Grade 8-11

Tests are offered on 8 Saturdays a year once a month October-April and once in June.

What’s on the SSAT and why are there different levels?
The test contains multiple-choice sections in Quantitative (two sections), Verbal Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. There is also an essay, which is not scored, but is sent to the schools to which you apply. The Upper Level test is for applicants to 9th grade and above. The Lower Level test is for applicants to 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

How Is the SSAT Scored?

Quantitative
500 – 800 (Upper Level)
440-704 (Lower Level)
Reading Comprehension
500 – 800 (Upper Level)
440-710 (Lower Level)

Verbal Reasoning
500 – 800 (Upper Level)
410-710 (Lower Level)

Essay
Not scored, but a copy is sent to the schools to which you apply.
All scores are converted to a grade-appropriate percentile.
SAT II Subject Tests
Measure your knowledge of high-school academic subjects. Most selective colleges and universities recommend one to three SAT Subject Tests as admissions requisites.
Check the CollegeBoard website and register now to see test center locations.

SAT II Regulator Information
Exam Governing Body :   CollegeBoard
Office Hours (EDT):          8AM – 9PM  Mon – Fri
USA Contact Number:     (+1) 212-713-7789
Contact Email: sat@info.collegeboard.com

SAT II Subject Test Cost 2018 
Registration Fee: US$ 26 ∼ HKD 200
(This covers one test date, on which you can take one, two, or three Subject Tests)
Per Subject Test Fee: US$ 22 ∼ HKD 172
(Except Language Tests with Listening)
Language with Listening:
US$ 26 ∼ HKD 200  
(Only available in November)

The registration fee covers one test date, on which you can take one, two, or three Subject Tests charged at $20 each for all subjects except for language tests with listening which cost $26 depending on the subject.

Change in SAT II Testing Dates
The SAT is a very popular exam, with test centers in the region often filling up long before the deadline, as of now though, it will only get more difficult to find a place. The number of testing dates which previously stood at 7 has now been reduced to 6 dates. The SAT Subject exams are only offered on 5 of these dates, with the other date reserved solely for the standard SAT Test (see table for more info).

You will have to register to see which subjects are available on which test dates as they subjects offered do change throughout the year.

What does this mean for you?
Planning. Planning is key, you will need to know well in advance of the testing dates exactly when you plan to take the SAT. The next round of SAT test dates will go live around mid-July / early August, which is when you should have your application map laid out and ready so you can reserve a spot on the date you actually want, in a test center convenient to you.

Don’t leave it too late
Once the spots are gone, they are gone, there is nothing you can do about it, besides fly to a different country which still has seats available – not exactly the first thing you want to be doing just before you sit the most crucial test in your life thus far!

“Only 4 test dates per year, seats start filling up early & test centers are always full, you MUST register in advance.”
About the SAT (II) Subject Tests
These tests measure your knowledge of high-school academic subjects. Most selective colleges and universities recommend one to three SAT Subject Tests as admissions requisites. Some colleges or universities recommend specific Subject Tests scores, so you may need to do a little investigation into the colleges you may be interested in before deciding which SAT Subject Tests to take.

What are the SAT Subject Tests and why are they important?
SAT Subject Tests are one-hour tests that focus on specific academic subjects. Many selective schools require you take at least one if not more SAT Subject Tests. Check with the admissions department of your top schools to learn more about their requirements. The best part about the Subject Tests is that in many cases you get to choose which ones you’ll take, so you should pick the ones where you’re strongest.

What specifically do the SAT Subject Tests examine?
It depends on the test. There are 5 content areas: Math, History, Literature, Science, and Languages. There are multiple tests in every content area except Literature.
SAT Subject Test Dates 2018
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Future Anticipated SAT Subject Test Dates*

*All test and registration dates provided below are anticipated, unconfirmed dates, these have yet to be confirmed by the CollegeBoard and are only for use as a rough guide to help aid your college admissions planning.

SAT II Test Dates 2018/19
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GMAT Course Feature
Used by leading business schools all over the world to assess whether a student’s competencies fit with the University’s programs.
Check the GMAT website and register now to see the next available test dates.

GMAT Regulator Information
Exam Governing Body:   GMAC
Phone: (+852) 30774926
Office Hours: 9AM – 6PM  Mon – Fri
Email form: Contact GMAT  or Email:
GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@pearson.com

GMAT Test Cost 2018
Test Fee: US$250 ∼ HKD $1,950
What is the GMAT and why is it important?
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer–adaptive test (CAT) required by most business schools. If you want to get accepted to a competitive school, your GMAT score is very important, and provides access to 6,100 different programs worldwide. However, GMAT scores vary in importance at different schools.

In addition to your GMAT score, schools consider the extent and caliber of your work experience (again, especially for more competitive programs), undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, interview and essays. Be sure to contact the specific programs to which you are applying in order to determine their unique requirements.

What specifically does the GMAT test?
The GMAT exam consists of four main parts: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative section, and Verbal section.

How is the GMAT Scored?
A GMAT score is made up of several different numbers, each of which covers a part of your performance on the GMAT. The most familiar number is the Overall, or composite, GMAT score. This number ranges from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments and is determined by a combination of your scores on the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test. Business schools tend to focus on your Overall GMAT score.

Your Verbal and Quantitative sections are graded separately. You will receive a score ranging from 0 to 60 for each section. Scores below 8 and above 51 are rare.

Your Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8 in 1-point increments. Questions have multiple parts, and you must answer each part correctly to get credit for the question. The Integrated Reasoning score is not included in the Overall score.

Your Analytic Writing Assessment (AWA) section is graded on a scale of 0 to 6 evaluated by two readers (one human and one computer). GMAC averages the two grades for the essay and rounds to the nearest 1/2 point. Your AWA GMAT score does not count toward your Overall GMAT score.

Your GMAT score remains valid for five years. If you have taken the GMAT several times, GMAC will report all GMAT scores from the past five years.

How can The Princeton Review help?
Small Classes, Personal Attention
GMAT classes consist of 8-15 students, so that you receive plenty of personal attention. GMAT students are also grouped by shared test-taking ability, so you work at the pace that’s right for you.

Top Instructors – Going Above and Beyond
Our GMAT teachers are from recognized Universities that have mastered the GMAT Test. All teachers much have completed our rigorous GMAT training program and have become experts at teaching our exclusive methods before they teach for us. Of course, they also have great GMAT scores!

A higher chance of scoring above 700 on the GMAT.
13% of Princeton Review students score above 700 on their GMAT tests compared with only 7% amongst all GMAT test takers

The latest practice tests and course materials
We give you at least four GMAT full-length computer-adaptive diagnostic practice tests with full score reports, plus at least two GMAT practice manuals.

Guaranteed Results
Provided that you attend all GMAT classes, complete all GMAT assignments and GMAT tests within the duration of the course, we will guarantee that your score on the real GMAT is higher than the first mock GMAT test done with the Princeton Review. If not, then we will work with you for free! (For 1-to-1 Private Tutorials, student must enroll a minimum of 16 hours for the guarantee to apply.)

The average GMAT score improvement amongst Princeton Review students is 92 points. (Independently verified by International Communications Research)
GRE Course Feature
If you are considering a Master’s of Arts or Master’s of Sciences degree, a strong GRE score can boost your admissions chances and financial aid opportunities.
Test dates are set all year round, however availability is limited, Check the GRE website and register now to see the next available test dates.

GRE Regulator Information
Exam Governing Body:   ETS
Phone: (+1) 609-771-7670
Office Hours: 9AM – 6PM  Mon – Fri
Email: gre-info@ets.org

GRE Test Cost 2018
Test Fee: US$205 ∼ HKD 1,600
About the GRE
The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills. If you are considering a Master’s of Arts or Master’s of Sciences Degree, a strong GRE score can boost your admissions chances and open the doors to fellowships and scholarships.
 
Starting in the fall of 2017, students looking to study law will no longer be forced to take the LSAT exam, many schools including those at the top as prestigious as Harvard Law School will be accepting the GRE as a suitable alternative admissions test.
 
What specifically does the GRE test?

On the verbal side, the GRE tests vocabulary, primarily in context, and a whole lot of reading comprehension. The three distinct question types on the verbal portion are Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence, and Reading Comprehension.

On the math side, the GRE tests basic math concepts up through algebra I and geometry. The most commonly tested topics include basic algebra, geometry, averages, ratios, number properties, exponents and square roots, and numeric problem-solving.

There are also two essays. One tests your ability to formulate a convincing argument based upon a topic you select from two choices. The other will give you the argument and you have to evaluate it.

Of course, ETS likes to claim that the GRE tests skills that you will need to be successful in graduate school, but really all it tests is your ability to take the GRE. Fortunately, that can be learned and mastered.

How is the GRE scored?
Test-takers will get three separate scores, one for the Quantitative (the math), one for the Verbal, and one for the Analytic (the essays). Math and Verbal scores will range between 130 and 170 in one-point increments. Analytic scores range between 0 and 6 in half-point increments.

The Revised General Test is adaptive by section. Every test taker will see at least two math sections and two verbal sections. The difficulty level of the second section of each subject is determined by the test taker’s performance on the first section of each subject. If you get lots of questions right on the first section, you will get a harder second section, but access to higher scores. If you do poorly on the first section, you will get an easier second section and your scoring potential is capped at a lower range.

Some test takers will also see an additional experimental math or verbal section, which will not be included in the final score. If you see three math sections, you will know that your experimental section was math, but you won’t be able to tell which of the three was not scored.

Essays are evaluated by one human and one computer. Each assigns a score on the 1- to 6-point scale. Final scores for both readers and both essays are averaged and rounded up to the nearest 1/2 point. A test taker who skips the essays or writes an essay on a topic other than the ones that have been presented receives a score of 0.

Your GRE score remains valid for five years.
Schools differ in how they use your GRE score. Some consider it very important, while others view it as a formality. We recommend asking your prospective programs—most will be quite willing to tell you what role the test plays in their admissions decisions.

What are the GRE Subject Tests?
The GRE Subject Tests are similar to the SAT Subject Tests in that they test your knowledge of a particular subject like chemistry or literature. Not every school requires a GRE Subject Test, but many of the most competitive programs do. ETS offers the tests three times a year; they are not part of the standard GRE.
TOEFL Course Feature
Measures your ability to communicate in English.

TOEFL is the most widely recognized English assessment test in the world and is accepted by over 6000 institutions in more than 130 countries.
Check the TOEFL website and register now to see  available locations.

TOEFL Regulator Information
Exam Governing Body:    ETS
Office Hours:                    9AM – 5PM  Mon – Fri
Contact Number:             800-968-090
Email: TOEFLSupport4HongKong@ets.org

TOEFL Test Cost 2018
Test Fee: US$225 ∼ HKD 1,755
About the TOEFL iBT
The TOEFL iBT means ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test’. It is the most widely recognized English assessment test in the world. The TOEFL measures your ability to communicate in English and is accepted by over 6000 institutions in more than 130 countries.

How it Works
The iBT is a test that evaluates your ability to use and comprehend English. It also evaluates your ability to combine the different skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading to perform academic tasks set out at the university. The TOEFL PBT does not have the speaking section but instead consists of grammar, reading, and listening.
 
Scoring System
The TOEFL iBT score rangers from 0 – 120. Each section (Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening) is graded independently and each section has a score ranging from 0 -30. To find the overall (or composite) score, the four individual scores are combined to generate your score from 0 – 120.
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