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 you take the ACT or SAT? All colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores. You can therefore take either test. While some students take both the ACT and SAT, admissions counselors often recommend that you take a practice test for both, and then spend all of your time and energy preparing for the test you’re likely to do better on. How do you sign up? You can sign up for the ACT at actstudent.org and for the SAT at sat.collegeboard.org. Registration deadlines are five to six weeks priortoeachtestdate. BoththeACTandSATaregivenonSaturday mornings, and both take three to four hours. You can expect your scores to be available in two to four weeks after the test. When should you take the ACT and SAT? You should take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of your junior year. If you want to improve your scores, you can retake these tests in the fall of your senior year. How should you prepare? In order to become familiar with test formats and the types of questionsasked,takeadvantageofthefreetestprepresourcesand practicetestsatsat.collegeboard.organdactstudent.org.Testprep materials can also be found in bookstores and libraries. Followingastrongcollegeprepprograminhighschoolisthebest 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 on the real test. If you want to do well on these tests, you have to take some practice tests.” Olivia