SAT or ACT? ACT or SAT? Or Both?
Since almost all U.S. universities accept either the SAT or the ACT without preference, you may have a hard time deciding which test(s) to take and how to best direct your college entrance exam preparation efforts.
It is not unusual for individual students to perform better on one of the two exams. Figuring out, as early as possible, which test is a better fit for you can help you direct your preparation efforts to achieve your highest potential score.
The two entrance exams are very different — the SAT is based on reasoning; the ACT is focused on curriculum. Many students will tell you that finishing the various ACT sections, within the allowed time period, can be a challenge.
ACT or SAT?: Choosing the Right Exam For You from the Princeton Review can help you decide based on an assessment of your strengths, weaknesses and personal test-taking skills.
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.