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What is the EST?
The Egyptian Scholastic Test (EST) is designed especially for Egyptian students in the American Diploma division. EST is a computer-based test that measures the readiness of the students to enter university and assesses the level of students in Reading, Writing and Math.
Who delivers the EST?
The Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education (in collaboration with Pearson).
What is the difference between EST I and EST II?
Same difference as in SAT I and SAT II
Why do I need to take the EST?
The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education has set Guidelines for University Admissions for American High School Diploma which state that students should take the EST I (or SAT I or ACT I) in order to be admitted to public or national universities. For some majors, students should also take the EST II (or SAT II or ACT II)
What are the minimum EST scores needed for admissions to public or national universities
The Supreme Council of Universities has accepted the following in calculating the American Diploma: a. Minimum score of 1050 out of 1600 for EST I b. Minimum score of 1170 out of 1600 (for two subjects) for EST II
What are the minimum EST scores needed for admissions to private universities?
The Supreme Council of Private Universities has accepted the following in calculating the American Diploma:a. Minimum score of 890 out of 1600 for EST Ib. Minimum score of 980 out of 1600 (for two subjects) for EST II
Who should take the EST II?
If you are a holder of an American High School Diploma and want to apply to the faculties or institutes of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Information Technology, Computer, Fine Arts (Architecture section), and Urban Planning, then you have to take two subjects in EST II. For all other majors, only EST I is enough
Which subjects should I take in EST II?
For the faculties or institutes of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing, the 2 subjects required are Biology and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 1 and Mathematics 2.For the faculties or institutes of Engineering, Information Technology, Computer, Fine Arts (Architecture section), and Urban Planning, the 2 subjects required are Mathematics 1 and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Will the EST allow me to apply to universities abroad?
The EST is an Egyptian entrance exam for Egyptian public and national universities. Its results cannot be used for applications to non-Egyptian universities. You will still need the SAT or ACT for that
Can I change any information in my registration?
Yes, you can. To change registration information, log into your account and you will be able to edit all your personal details except your email address and tests selected. For that, you need to contact us.
Please note that changing any information after registration closes on February 16, 2021 is subject to a fee
When will registration close?
Registration for the March 13 session will close on February 16, 2021 at 9 pm Cairo time and there will be no late registration afterwards
When will I get my Admission Ticket?
After registration closes, you will be assigned to a center in your test city of choice. You will be notified of the center by email by March 13, 2021 and will also receive a link to your Admission Ticket
When will I get my EST results?
Results will be emailed by March 28, 2021, with the exception of EST I with Essay. The result of EST I with Essay will be emailed by April 5, 2021
What are the EST fees?
EST I without Essay: 2000 EGP | EST I with Essay: 2240 EGP. All payments are non-refundable, but students can change the exam date for a fee while the rest is placed in their wallet for future sessions. The date change fee is 480 EGP if requested before the registration deadline on 16 February and 800 EGP if requested after registration closes and before February 22. Changing the exam date after 22 February is not possible. Absence from an exam for any reason results in forfeting the full payment.
Will there be any other EST sessions?
Following the March session, the EST will be conducted in May and June 2021 and other sessions will be scheduled soon
Can I combine EST I and EST II scores?
You can combine scores from EST I and EST II from different sessions. You can also combine EST II subjects from different sessions. However, you cannot combine EST I English and EST I Math from 2 different sessions
What is the validity of the EST?
You can use the EST I and EST II scores for up to 5 years after the test results