Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 348 Answers to Common ACT and SAT Questions Should a student take the ACT or the SAT? AllcollegesacceptbothACTandSATscores. Studentscantherefore take either test. While some students take both the ACT and SAT, admissions counselors often recommend that students take a practice test for both, and then spend all of their time and energy preparing for the test they’re likely to do better on. How do students sign up? Students can sign up for the ACT at and for the SAT Registrationdeadlinesarefivetosixweeks prior to each test date. Both the ACT and SAT are given on Saturday mornings, and both take three to four hours. Scores are available two to four weeks after the test. When should students take the ACT and SAT? Students should take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of their junior year. This gives students who want to improve their scores time to retake them. How should students prepare? To become familiar with the test formats and the types of ques- tions asked, students should take advantage of the free test prep resources and practice tests available at and sat. Test prep materials can also be found in book- stores and libraries. Following a strong college prep program in high school is the best preparation for both the ACT and the SAT! “My first practice test score was pretty low. I went over what I missed, took another test, and my score went way up. I ended up with an even higher score ontherealtest. Ifyouwanttodowellonthesetests, youhavetotakesomepracticetests.” Olivia,senior