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Do I need to take both the SAT and ACT?

Hello, I'm a junior in high school, and I'm trying to plan my testing schedule. Is it necessary to take both the SAT and ACT, or should I just focus on one? What do colleges prefer? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive in planning your testing schedule. To answer your question, it's not necessary to take both the SAT and ACT. Most colleges in the United States accept either test, and they don't have a preference for one over the other. It's all about which test you feel more comfortable with and which one you think you'll perform better on. To determine which test suits you better, you could try taking a practice test for both the SAT and ACT to see which format and style you prefer. You can find free practice tests online or through your school's guidance counselor. Once you decide which test suits you better, you can focus your preparation efforts on that test. Remember to give yourself enough time to study and possibly retake the test if you're not satisfied with your initial score. Also, don't forget to check the specific testing requirements for the colleges you're interested in, as some colleges may have additional testing requirements or preferences. Good luck with your testing journey!

9 months ago

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