Within the past two months, I got a 1750 on the SAT and a 28 on the ACT, without any prep for either test. Clearly, I am better suited for the ACT, especially because the ACT doesn't penalize test takers for wrong answers. I was thinking of prepping for just the ACT this summer and taking it again next fall. However, a mom whose son currently attends UCLA told me the other night that the UCs prefer the SAT over the ACT, and that private schools prefer the ACT over the SAT. Is this true? I want to know whether or not I should prepare for both tests this summer, and take the two of them in the fall.