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SAT Testing

NOTICE:  Due to circumstances beyond our control, NIS is no longer a test center for the ACT. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nagoya International School is a testing center for the SAT test. Registration is required online directly with the SATnot with NIS, 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 NIS directly with questions about the SAT test. Information about directions to the school and suggestions for nearby accommodations are listed below.  Please note that all candidates wishing to take an SAT test at NIS must have an ID in English.  This is not an NIS requirement, this is mandated by the College Board, the organization that is responsible for the administration of the SAT.  



NIS SAT Test Day Instructions

For the most up to date information on the digital SAT practices and procedure we strongly recommend you view the SAT website. Below is a quick summary of the procedures at the time of writing, please note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are aware of any subsequent changes to procedures made by the College Board/SAT.

  • Doors open at 7:45 am, you will not be admitted after 8:00 am
  • Testing starts between 8:15 and 8:45
  • You must have downloaded and be familiar with the bluebook application before 
  • the test day. You can download the app HERE.
  • You can take the digital SAT on a wide range of devices, including Windows or MacOS laptop, iPad and Windows tablet.  Your device must be able to hold a charge for at least 3 hours.
  • The app dictates your test and will tell you when to take a break and when the next section can be accessed.
  • The app includes a calculator and everything you need to complete the test.


Testing Dates and Details

Testing takes place on Saturday mornings, gates open from 7:30 am and registration starts at 7:45 am and must be completed by 8:00 am. The dates for 2023-2024 testing are listed below. The CEEB test center code for the SAT is 680330.

SAT Test dates (digital) at NIS (2023-24)

  • August 26, 2023
  • October 7, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • December 2, 2023
  • March 9, 2024 
  • May 4, 2024

*NOTE: NIS does not provide a June testing date due to facilities conflicts related to other school events


What is the SAT test?

The SAT is just one piece of information that colleges may consider when assessing an application.  Please note that many admissions professionals have said that the SAT score is not a crucial part of the admission process.  Indeed, following the Covid-19 pandemic many colleges have reassessed the role of the SAT in the admissions process and in fact no longer require applying students to complete it.  Students are reminded to check the requirements of the colleges they are applying to before taking this examination.  If you know that you are not a good test-taker, consider applying to colleges that do not require an SAT score. 

*NOTE: Be careful, some colleges do not require SAT for general admission but may require it for entrance into specific courses or honors programs. 


Coming from outside Nagoya and looking for a hotel?

We recommend the Hotel Kachigawa Plaza, which is located at JR Kachigawa station along the JR Chuo line, three stops from Kozoji station, the station nearest to NIS. Take a taxi from Kozoji to NIS ("Nagoya Kokusai Gakuen").


Need Directions to NIS?

Go here for directions on how to get to NIS via train, car or bus. Please note that NIS is located in the furthest corner of Nagoya city, and not easily accessible via public transportation. We recommend students take a taxi from Kozoji station (10-15 minutes), and plan to arrive early. Please note that recently, taxis have been difficult to reserve and not as readily available so test-takers are encouraged to plan ahead. Additionally, please note that the school is not open until 30-45 minutes before testing starts, so if you arrive too early you will need to wait in the LOWER parking lot.

Coming from the airport? You will not arrive in time for the test. From the airport, via Meitetsu train, It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Kanayama station to catch the JR Chuo line, then another 30 minutes to Kozoji station via the JR Chuo line. Be sure you make arrangements to arrive the night before testing.