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. is the SAT home website with registration and dates of testing linked is the ACT home website with registration and dates of testing linked
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