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You may be familiar with USA college admission tests by name — the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT and the ACT. These tests, also called college entrance exams, are designed to measure students’ skills and help evaluate how ready students are for college-level work.

The International School of Western Australia is proud to be a selected school within Australia that offers local and international students the opportunity to sit/take college admission tests.


The SAT is a standardised test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Most colleges require SAT scores because the results are the only common comparison that exists for students coming from a variety of schools and backgrounds. For students planning on attending college/furthering their education in the USA or Canada, SATs (or the similar ACT test) are required by almost all universities. Non-USA students applying from schools may be required to submit SAT scores if applying to universities in their home countries. The PSAT is encouraged as a practice SAT. Online practice materials are available on the Khan Academy website- link will open in a new window

For more information about SAT please click here- link will open in a new window.  

ISWA test dates:

  • Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • Saturday 10th October 2020

Register via the U.S. College Board website above. ISWA Test Venue Code: 87 334


The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test follows the SAT format (with verbal, math, and writing sections) is a formalised practice test for the SAT and gives an early indication of likely future SAT scores. Colleges will never receive PSAT scores; only students, parents and the School will be able to view them.

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ISWA test date (ISWA students only): October 2020 (Final date TBC)


The ACT is a college admissions test similar to the SAT. Historically, colleges had a preferred admissions test to measure students’ aptitude. Today, all colleges accept either test.

The ACT test consists of four sections:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science Reasoning.

While most students earn equivalent scores on the ACT and the SAT, some students do better on the ACT than the SAT or vice versa. Practice materials are available via link will open in a new window.

More information available at Register directly via the ACT website above. ISWA test venue code: 87 1300


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