Should I take the SAT or ACT?
American colleges accept both the SAT and ACT these days, so it really depends on which test suits your learning and testing styles better. Since not everyone has the time to take a full-length practice test for each exam, we’ve created this simple tool to help you determine which exam suits you best… in just a few minutes!
This quiz is a great place to start as you develop your plan of attack on the SAT and ACT. Still not sure where to begin? Contact us and talk to a Veritas Prep Course Advisor about your specific situation!
Unique features of the SAT and ACT
|Reading, Writing & Language, Math, Essay (Optional)||Reading, English, Math, Science, Essay (Optional)|
|Total Score: 400 - 1600 Essay: 3 scores of 2-8 each||Total Score: 1 - 36 Writing: 4 scores of 2-12 each|
|3 hours (plus 50-minute optional essay)||2 hours 55 minutes (plus 40-minute optional essay)|
|A calculator is allowed on only one of two Math sections||A calculator is allowed on the entire Math section|
|Best for students who are comfortable working with vocabulary in context and aren’t afraid of non-calculator math||Best for students who are comfortable working quickly and aren’t afraid of science passages|
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