SAT and ACT College Entrance Exams
SAT and ACT baseline scores should be obtained the spring semester of the junior year to allow for adequate time for re-testing, if necessary, to obtain sub-scores in the SAT and complete unit higher scores in the ACT to gain admission and scholarship possibilities from the student’s top college choices.
Most colleges do not have a preference of which entrance test applicants take, but check with the schools of your choice if one entry test is preferred over another. Spend time on each test’s website to understand more fully on which test you may score higher. Many students find it beneficial to take both tests knowing the schools will then use the higher scores in determining their entry and financial aid package.
The SAT Subject Tests are used by some colleges to help place a student in the appropriate class and/or admission. Check with the colleges on your interest list to know whether or not it can be beneficial for you to have some SAT Subject Test scores. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests available today spanning from Molecular Biology, Literature, Math, US History, Spanish and more. The SAT Subject Test cannot be used in place of the SAT Reasoning test and/or ACT Reasoning test.
SAT.collegeboard.com is the SAT home website with registration and dates of testing linked
ACTstudent.org is the ACT home website with registration and dates of testing linked
GoCollege.com offers SAT and PSAT descriptions and test taking tips
Number2.com offers free ACT and SAT practice site and vocabulary builder
Princeton Review.com offers free demos and for purchase review kits for the SAT and ACT tests
Petersons.com has many helpful links on understanding the ACT test with for purchase course options, they also has information about the SAT subject area tests, SAT test and for purchase review studies
My SAT Study Plan helps high school students understand how to begin preparing for the SAT