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Do I need to take both the ACT and SAT?

I'm a bit confused about standardized testing. Do I need to take both the ACT and SAT for college applications, or is it enough to take just one of them? Which one do colleges prefer? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hello! It's normal to be confused about standardized testing during the college application process. To answer your question, no, you don't need to take both the ACT and SAT. Most colleges and universities in the United States accept both tests and don't have a preference between the two. It's more important to focus on the test that suits you better and helps showcase your strengths.

You can try taking practice tests for both the ACT and SAT to see which format you find more comfortable and perform better on. Then, you can choose to focus on preparing for the one you're more confident in. Don't forget, you can also utilize resources like CollegeVine to seek guidance on prep strategy and improvement plans. Good luck! Feel free to ask if you have more questions.

9 months ago

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