As dawn broke, students made their way to exam centers for the 2024 College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). Among them were idol stars, ready to tackle the challenge alongside their academic peers.
Kep1er’s Kang Ye Seo made her appearance at Ewha Girls’ High School in Seoul on November 16th. Dressed in the uniform of her current school, Lila Art High School, Kang confidently greeted reporters and fans gathered at the school’s entrance.
Sporting a bright smile and waving her exam slip, Kang expressed a mix of excitement and nervousness, saying, “It’s such an exciting and nerve-wracking moment for me. I just want to dive in and get the test over with. Wishing all my fellow test-takers out there nail every single question.” She added, “Taking the test at my mom’s old school makes it extra special. Can’t wait to tell her it went great when it’s all said and done.”
Sua from CSR sat down for her test at Baekyeong High School in Anyang. Outside the exam spot, she greeted fans, rocking her student look with a uniform and a warm coat, holding a lunch bag in one hand. Sua proudly said, “The members stayed up all night and made this for me.”
In another part of Seoul, at Cheongdam High School in Gangnam district, Weeekly’s ZOA appeared wearing a pink scarf and large gloves, ready to face the CSAT. Holding her exam slip, JoA greeted reporters with a bright smile.
Later in the day, idols like tripleS’s Gong Yubin and Lee Jiwoo, Rocket Punch’s Dahyun, and EPEX’s Yewang and Jeff, along with Lun8’s Ji Eunho, were seen heading to the testing center along with everyone else.
However, LimeLight’s Gaeun had to skip the exam due to an unexpected high fever and stomach ache. She couldn’t participate in the test following medical advice that recommended hospitalization.
The College Scholastic Ability Test or CSAT, also abbreviated Suneung, is a standardized test that is recognized by South Korean universities. The Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE) administers the annual test on the third Thursday in November.