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CRACKED SAT! WHAT NEXT?

(The 5 essential steps to go about after SAT)


"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."


It goes without saying that standing strong by a decision of studying abroad is difficult. But the going gets a lot smoother when one is aware of the procedure after cracking an exam; which is no different for SAT.



Assuming that you have aced the SAT exam, Congratulations! You are now eligible to begin the next phase. So, make sure to keep the following pointers in mind:-


  • Research and Prioritise

If you haven't yet done so, you should first channelise your focus into researching and finding the universities that meet your priorities. It is important to remember that your preference can be different from others and is reflective of your profile. You may then move ahead with building a priority driven list of universities that will aid you further.

  • Connect

It is always better to understand every possible angle before hopping on some ride. Once you are set with the list, you can connect with people on different platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter who have 'been there and done that' to get a fresh perspective. Who knows it might push you to make some changes in your register.

  • Work on SOP and LORs

Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Letter of Recommendation (LOR) are two consequential documents when it comes to SAT. It is important to be precise and come up with a purposeful and stellar SOP, which possesses a personal touch. You may access the myriad resources on the internet to gain some perspective to pen down your SOP.

LORs are usually issued by high school teachers, Head of Departments and supervisors on submission of a formal letter of request.

  • Fill in the Common Application Form

Moving on, an essential step is to fill in the Common Application Form which is usually accepted by a majority of universities. It is advisable to proofread and triple check every piece of information before submitting the form. Also, writing a strong personal statement which brings out the essence of your character can help you stand out in a pile of applications.

There are some universities that do not come under the umbrella of the Common Application Form. Please make a point to keep a check on them and fill out their applications as well.

  • Keep an update on Finances

Studying abroad can cost you a pretty penny but you can always apply for scholarships that suit your requirements. Before you make the big decision of taking a loan, make sure to understand the terms of such an agreement. It is also recommended to structure a personalized cost sheet and maintain it regularly.


You are now all set to take the plunge. We wish you the best and hope that you succeed with flying colours.


We know and understand that the application process can be overwhelming; that's why we are here for you. The study abroad experts at Hello Study Global are there for you every step of the way. From the preparations for entrance exams to college applications, we will guide you to success.

Feel free to reach us at Hello Study Global



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