Is there still time to write the NBTs?

Many of you have asked whether there is still time to write the NBTs. This question can be answered in two ways:

1.Yes, there is still time to write the tests, because:

…there are five more national test dates for this cycle, which means we are offering five more chances for you to take the tests at a variety of venues all over the country. 

  • 25 November 2017
  • 2 December 2017
  • 3 December 2017
  • 5 January 2018
  • 6 January 2018

Find out where you can write the tests here.

2.No, there might not be time to write the NBTs for admission to university in 2018.

The closing date for applications to many universities has passed. View this list from EduConnect to find out whether applications are still open at the university to which you plan to apply. 

Some universities require you to have written the NBTs before you are admitted, while others only require you to write the tests during your first month at university. 

Contact the university to which you’re applying to find out whether they expect you to have written the NBTs.

If you’re planning on writing the NBTs in the next few months, register now by clicking here.



Why this blog?

This aim of this blog is to give NBT writers, their parents, and their educators some insight into the whys and hows of the NBTs. 

  • Why do you have to write the NBTs?
  • How should you go about finding more information about them?
  • What exactly is “Academic Literacy” and “Quantitative Literacy”? 

These and other questions will be answered here. You’ll also get the opportunity to ask us questions by posting a comment to any of our blog posts.

Spend a few minutes reading some of our posts, and you’ll be equipped to register for and write the NBTs in no time.

Happy reading!