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Should I take the SAT or ACT? Which one is more preferred by colleges?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior who's trying to decide whether to take the SAT or ACT. I've heard that some colleges prefer one test over the other, but I'm not sure if that's true. Can anyone here provide some insight into which test might be more beneficial for college admissions? Thanks in advance for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead and planning for college admissions. When my child was in your position, we faced a similar dilemma. The truth is, colleges in the United States generally accept both the SAT and ACT, and they don't prefer one over the other. It's more about which test is better suited to your skills and test-taking style. The SAT is more focused on reasoning and critical thinking, while the ACT is more straightforward and content-based. The ACT also has a science section, which the SAT does not. I'd recommend taking a practice test for both the SAT and ACT to see which one you feel more comfortable with and perform better on. Ultimately, it's about showcasing your strengths and choosing the test that will allow you to do that. Good luck with your decision and your college admissions journey!

10 months ago

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