ACT/SAT Information

What is the SAT and why is it important?

Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. However, it is just one factor in the admissions decision. Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and personal essays.

The weight placed on SAT scores varies from school to school. The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. View all upcoming SAT test dates.

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Prepare for the SAT on https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

What is the ACT and why is it important?

Created by ACT Inc., the ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. The weight placed on ACT scores varies from school to school. Other important factors that schools consider in their admissions decisions are your high school GPA, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, interviews and personal essays. For more specific information on the importance of ACT scores at the schools you're interested in, contact the admissions offices directly.

The ACT is offered nationally every year in September, October, December, February*, April and June.

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Study for the ACT on http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

What is the DIFFERENCE and which one should I take?  Click the link below to find out...

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-new-sat-act 

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act