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Do colleges prefer SAT or ACT scores?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've been studying for both the SAT and ACT, but I'm not sure which one I should focus on. Do colleges have a preference for one over the other? Should I submit both scores if I do well on both tests? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! As a general rule, colleges in the United States do not have a preference for either the SAT or the ACT. Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either test, and they typically use a concordance table to compare scores between the two tests fairly. It's really about which test you feel more comfortable with and perform better on. If you do well on both tests, it certainly doesn't hurt to submit both scores, as it can showcase your abilities across a broader range of subjects and question styles. However, if you find that you're consistently scoring higher on one test over the other, it's a good idea to focus on that test and aim to achieve the highest score possible. Ultimately, it's important to remember that your test scores are just one part of your college application, and admissions officers evaluate the whole package. Best of luck!

11 months ago

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