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5 Reasons to take both the SAT and ACT
1. You'll Give More Information to the Admissions Committee
2. You Can Prep More Efficiently
You’re applying to competitive schools and crafting a stellar college application —which means you’ll likely end up taking the SAT or ACT more than once to get the scores you want. If you start by taking both tests, you’ll be able make an informed decision about which one best displays your strengths, and work on raising those scores.
3. You Can Cut Down on Stress!
Knowing you have more than one option will lower your stress level—helping you perform better on test day.
4. You Might Cut Down the Number of Tests You Need to Take
Some schools require applicants to submit scores from EITHER the ACT OR the SAT plus 2 to 3 SAT Subject tests. If you plan to take the SAT, taking the ACT too will cover you just in case something goes wrong on one of the SAT Subject tests.
5. You'll Have More Options
Considering both tests gives you a lot more flexibility when it comes to choosing test dates.
What is the SAT?
The ACT is designed to assess what high school students have learned in school. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The optional Writing Test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
ACT results are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities.
ACT Prep at ACT.org
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Move on When Ready
Students who are interested in participating in Move on When Ready (Dual Enrollment) next Fall 2016, and plan to take the SAT to meet the testing requirements are urged to test in January 2016 or before as the SAT format is changing.
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