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Do colleges prefer certain standardized tests over others?

Hi all! I'm planning on taking a standardized test soon, but I'm not sure if colleges prefer the SAT or the ACT. Does anyone know if colleges have a preference between these two tests? Thank you so much!

10 months ago

Hi there! I understand how the college admissions process can be a bit confusing at times, especially when it comes to standardized tests. From my experience with my child's college application process, I can tell you that most colleges in the United States accept both the SAT and the ACT. They don't usually have a preference for one test over the other. What's important is to focus on the test that you feel most comfortable with and believe will reflect your strengths better. Some students find the SAT more suited to their test-taking style, while others prefer the ACT. You could try taking a practice test of each to see which one you feel more at ease with. Ultimately, it's about showcasing your abilities and potential to the college admissions officers. Best of luck in your test preparations and college admissions journey!

10 months ago

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