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SAT vs ACT

Hoping4StanfordHoping4Stanford Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
SAT, ACT, or both? Pros and cons-and any tips? If I were to take both, my goal would be to get good scores to send to colleges to show my consistency in good test taking. Any thoughts?
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Replies to: SAT vs ACT

  • cubanochicocubanochico Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    The most common suggestion is to take both tests, and see which you do better on. Some score similarly on the tests, and from that point it's your choice which one to prep for. Others score much higher on one test. Remember, Stanford requires you to send all scores, so make sure you're ready before you take a standardized test for the first time.
  • bchan1bchan1 Posts: 793Registered User Member
    If you don't have the PSAT and PLAN to compare options take free practice tests from one of the test prep companies, that way you can compare tests without having a low score on a real test that you might be required to report later on.
  • Hoping4StanfordHoping4Stanford Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    right thanks-i knew that stanford applicants have to send all test scores but i forgot until you mentioned it! what is the ACT like? Same format as SAT?
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