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Do I need to take the SAT and ACT, or is one test enough?

Hey there! I'm a junior and I'm trying to plan out my standardized testing schedule. I've heard that some students take both the SAT and ACT, while others only take one. Do you think it's necessary to take both tests, or is taking one enough for college applications? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello! First off, it's great that you're being proactive about your standardized testing schedule. To answer your question, it's not necessary to take both the SAT and ACT for your college applications. Most colleges and universities accept both tests and don't have a preference for one over the other. You can decide which test to take based on your strengths and personal preferences. Some students find that they perform better on one test compared to the other, so you might consider taking a practice test for both to see which one suits you better. If you're satisfied with your score on one test, it's usually enough to submit to colleges. However, if you feel you could significantly improve your score by taking the other test, it's an option to consider. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide if you want to invest the time and effort into preparing for both tests. Good luck with your testing and college application journey!

10 months ago

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