SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be considered in lieu of the Psychometric Test for admission to first-year undergraduate degree programs and for advanced standing (second or third year) in undergraduate degree programs in all faculties except the Faculty of Science.

Applicants who took the ACT, may request that the admissions committee use their scores on the ACT in lieu of SAT scores. A comparison table is available here. At the moment, the comparison of the ACT is available for the general score only

Note: The schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine do not accept SAT scores in lieu of Psychometric Test scores.

Candidates who are uncertain whether they are required to take the SAT or the Psychometric Entrance Test should contact their admissions advisor.


In Israel

Registration materials supplied (for a nominal fee) – American Center, 19 Keren Hayesod St., Jerusalem, Tel: 02-6252376

In Israel and Abroad

U.S. - Israel Education Foundation, 1 Ben Yehuda St., Tel Aviv, Tel: 03-5172131

Register Online – College Board SAT Program:

Test Results

The Hebrew University code 4551 must be written on the examination information page. Candidates are personally responsible for ensuring that their results reach the Overseas Applicants Unit. Please note  that it is a lengthy process and make every effort to order the scores as early as possible.

Interpreting Test Results

The Hebrew University converts SAT scores using criteria that take into account both the similarities and differences between the SAT and the Psychometric Test.

The conversion of the old SAT is carried out on the Reading and Math sections only; the University does not use the score on the Writing section. The highest combined score from one examination session is accepted. The Faculty of Science, School of Pharmacy and Department of Psychobiology give a greater weight to the Math score. The scores required for 2017/2018 are updated regularly on the website.