The ACT is accepted by nearly every major college and university that accepts the SAT. In fact, many schools will waive the SAT Subject test requirement for ACT test-takers (view list).
Although there are an increasing number of students who take both the ACT & SAT, from our experience, it is better to take practice tests for both exams, and go with the test that best suits your learning style.
A quick ACT/SAT comparison:
- Both tests cover reading, writing and math, but the ACT also includes a science section.
- There is no guessing penalty on the ACT, so students are encouraged to answer every question.
- The ACT allows students to select which scores are submitted to colleges. The College Board now offers this as an option for SAT scores as well (please check individual school policies).
View our ACT Scoring Guide for additional information
A free full-length practice test is included in the Preparing for the ACT Guide, which is available in most high schools or alternatively can be downloaded here (a PDF).
ACT Calendar 2012-2015 ACT Test Dates.
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