College-bound students are encouraged to take both the SAT and the ACT college admission tests. What is the difference between these tests, and why should students take both?
The SAT comes from the College Board, and the ACT comes from American College Testing. The tests are structured differently, but are equally acceptable by virtually all colleges and universities. The tests cover:
For more information on the SAT vs. ACT, please see pages 17,18 and 20 in the College and Career Guide below: