SAT or ACT: Which Test is Right for You?

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If you plan to apply for college, you are going to encounter either the ACT or SAT in your admissions journey. While some colleges no longer require test scores or offer alternative application paths, most schools require test scores as part of the application process. Earning a high score on either the ACT or SAT will increase your available options for attending college. Standardized test scores are also used in merit-based scholarship decisions, so high scores can help you pay for your dream school as well as helping you get accepted! So which test should you take?

The majority of colleges that require test scores will accept either ACT or SAT scores, and do not favor either test over the other. That means you can choose the test that makes the most sense for you. You may live in a state where one test is required before high school graduation, or there are state-funded options to take a specific test for free. Click here for a chart covering your options at the state level.

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