Does the SAT score apply to Canadian universities?


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SAT scores are not required for Canadian students applying to a Canadian university. However, Canadian universities might require American students to submit SAT scores with their application. Specific admission requirements vary by university.

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For example, the University of Waterloo requires American students to submit SAT or ACT test scores with their application. However, Canadian students and other international students from non-American school systems do not have to submit SAT scores.

Although Canadian students do not have to take the SAT college entrance exam, they may need to complete specific coursework during high school for admission into certain degree programs. In addition to completing high school or the equivalent level of education, Canadian universities often require applicants to take an English language proficiency test if English is not the student's first language.

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