When students start preparing for college admissions tests, one of the first issues is what is the best test. The ACT or SAT? Does it really matter any more which test you take?
The quick answer is NO, it doesn’t make any difference. Virtually every college in the country will accept either the SAT or ACT. They really do not care what test you take.
However, which test you take can make the difference between getting accepted and rejected at many colleges. How can those two statements both be true? While colleges don’t care which test you take, you should care which test you take because you only want to take the test you do the best on.
Some students do better taking the SAT and some do better taking the ACT. Your job is to figure out which test is the best for you and then focus your effort on getting the best score possible for that test. I have talked before about how to figure out which test is right for you.
Ready to start preparing for the test? Start by figuring out the right test for you.