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 18Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these very important tests. Q. When should I take these tests? A. You should take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of your junior year. If you want to improve your scores, you will then have time to retake one or more tests in the fall. Q. What do the ACT and SAT cover? A. The ACT has four multiple-choice tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing Test. Juniors taking the spring SAT will take the new redesigned SAT. The new SAT includes assessments in Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. There is also an optional Essay. Q. Where are the ACT and SAT given? A. High schools across the country are designated as testing centers. Most students choose to take the ACT or SAT at the closest testing center. Q. Which test should I take? A. All colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores. Many college admissions counselors recommend that you take a practice test for both, and then spend your time preparing for the test you’re likely to do better on. Q. How do I sign up for the ACT or SAT? A. You can register online at and You need to register 6 – 8 weeks before the test date. Q. How do I prepare for these tests? A. Free test prep resources and practice tests are available online at and Test prep materials can also be found in guidance offices, bookstores, and libraries. ACT/SATFAQs 9