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Exam Day

SAT Testing 

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is a testing center for the SAT test. Registration is required online directly with the SAT, not with BSU, and the registration deadline is roughly five weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Students must be responsible for knowing the registration deadlines and registering on their own. Please DO NOT contact BSU directly with questions about either test. Information about directions to the school and suggestions for nearby accommodations are listed below

BSU SAT Test Day Instructions

Please read the following carefully, as these are the expectations for all test takers for the SAT Exams during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

As per CollegeBoard policy, the test center may refuse entrance to anyone that does not adhere to these rules and guidelines at any point during testing time. All of the normal testing policies published by CollegeBoard are also still enforced. This list is specific for what to expect for safety procedures at the British School of Ulaanbaatar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Before the Test (What to Bring / Prepare)

  • Have your pencils (must be No.2 or HB pencils, sharpened, cannot be mechanical), eraser, pencil sharpener and calculator in a small, clear plastic bag to allow for easy inspection. These items WILL NOT be available to borrow this year to help minimize object contact.

  • Have all snacks/drinks/water bottles in a small bag that will be placed under your desk.

  • Your mobile phone and any other devices must be powered off and placed in your bag. This includes devices such as smart watches. Once you are in the test room you will not be able to access your bag until you are dismissed. Bags will be placed in a secure location. You will only have your basic stationery, calculator and snacks available to you once you are in the room.

  • You need to have your admission ticket printed (make sure it's the right one) and your photo ID. If you are a student/person in Japan, you may use your school ID as long as your name and birthdate is clearly written in English. If you are from outside Japan, you will need to have your passport with you. 

  • The morning before you leave for the exam, you must TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE. If your temperature is above 37.5 oC, you must not come to the test. Contact the College Board to change your test date. 

  • Make sure you have your vaccination certificate (14 days after the last dose of the vaccine by the day of the test). If you had not to get vaccinated we will require PCR negative test results (within 48 hours). If any student does not meet this requirement, he/she will not be allowed to take the test.

Test Center Arrival Procedures

  • The centre will be open from 07:30, doors will close at 08:00 and no candidate will be admitted after this time.  I think the social media announcements already say this but I haven't seen them in a while as my facebook is playing up. individuals, and avoid talking in the line. These procedures will take some time, so please keep patient while we get everyone in to where they need to go. 

  • You must come on to the campus alone and wear a mask. No parents, friends, guardians, etc., will be allowed onto campus (even if you're on a waiting list). 

  • You will enter BSU through the main gate at the top of the stairs in the main car park. We will take your temperature when you enter the building. If your temperature is above 37.5oC, you'll be sent away and need to contact the College Board to reschedule your test to a later date. BSU cannot help you do this, and additional fees might need to be paid depending on the situation. 

  • Make sure you have your test ticket, ID (a photograph or electronic copy is not acceptable and the student will not be allowed to take the test), warm clothing, a bottle of drinking water (no labels), and all materials they needed for the test including pencils and permitted calculators with you.

During Testing

  • All exam takers should wear masks, maintain strict social distancing at all times, and practice personal COVID safety measures.

  • Avoid talking to anyone unless absolutely necessary, even with friends. You are not to leave your testing desk to speak to another test taker, or approach anyone else in the room unless it is a concern you need to address with the proctor, where you are still to maintain safe social distance while expressing your concern. 

  • The proctor will be in charge of all break times, starting and ending times. Different rooms might begin testing at staggered times, so you are to be absolutely silent if you are in the hallways, even when coming into the testing room before your own test begins. 

  • You are to stay in the testing room even during breaks unless you need to use the restroom or get some water to fill your water bottle. Please be aware to keep at least 1.5 meters between individuals in the hallways whenever possible. You will NOT be allowed to go to vending machines to purchase additional beverages. 

  • All snacks/drinks may be consumed inside the testing room next to/under your desk, but please remember to take all your garbage/recycling out of the building with you. 

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