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Critical Reading SAT for Nursing Program Applicants

The Critical Reading portion of the SAT is offered as a paper/pencil test to individuals applying to the WCU School of Nursing Program. Scores from this test can be used only for admission to the Nursing Program at WCU. Questions regarding admission should be directed to the to the WCU School of Nursing.

About the SAT

What part will I be taking?  Students will be taking 5 sections of the SAT Reasoning Test. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours. Currently, the test is all multiple choice and does NOT contain an essay.

Western Carolina University administers the Critical Reading portion of the SAT only.  The tests are sent to Educational Testing Services (ETS) for scoring. The scoring process takes about 3 weeks AFTER the test is received at ETS.  After administration of the test at Western Carolina University, the tests are sent to ETS within 1 working day of testing by overnight delivery. Students should allow at least 3 weeks for the test results. 

For full information aout this test, students should review the SAT Reasoning Test® Student Guide

How To Register:
To register for a regularly scheduled SAT exam Click Here
To request a customized date and time administration  Click Here
If you have received approval for a custom date & time Click Here to Register

The fee for a regularly scheduled test date is $90 and is non-refundable.
If you are unable to sit for a regularly scheduled exam, click here to requetst a custom date administration or call Susan Fouts at 828-227-7397 email
A customized test administration is $175 and is non-refundable.

You must bring two forms of identification (one government issued photo identification). Students must be on time for testing and will not be admitted once testing begins.

Test Prep Resources are available from WCU's Hunter Library.


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