The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the US. In other words, student athletes need to take this test if they want to enroll at an American university. The test was established in 1926 and is intended to show a student’s readiness for college. The newest version of it consists of two parts, mathematics and critical reading and writing. Both those sections have a maximum of 800 possible points, which means that the total amount of points that can be obtained is 1600. The test has a duration of three hours for the mathematics and english sections and an additional 50 minutes for the essay, which some universities require. While it is very rare that students score over 1580 points (on average 7 out of 1million students achieve this result), some universities have very strict SAT requirements to get admitted into their school. That is why it is very important to prepare for the test and to take the test well rested. The better you do on the test, the more doors will open for you in terms of universities that you will qualify for. Just like in sports, practice is very important for the SAT as well. Because of its multiple choice format, many foreign students struggle with the test the first time they take it, as they are just not used to this type of questions. But here is the good news. You can take the SAT multiple times and for your college admissions the best score from each section will count. So, if you are a little nervous the first time you take it, just tell yourself that you will be able to take it again and that your total score will most likely improve after you take the test for the second time. But remember to prepare for the test just like you would prepare for an important match, tournament or event in your respective sport!