[VIDEO ANSWER] How do I know whether to take the SAT or the ACT?
Test Prep Authority – Office Hours #1 – Question: “How do I know whether to take the SAT or the ACT?”
ACT vs SAT Guide: http://www.testprepauthority.com/guides/act-vs-sat/
So the really short answer is, take a full-length diagnostic for the SAT, take a full-length diagnostic for the ACT, compare your scores using the concordance table. Again, this is all in the online guide on Test Prep Authority. Figure out which one you’re better at, take that one and focus and that’s all there is to it and again, do not study for both, study for one and one last thing is one better than the other? Do colleges prefer one more than the other? No, and the hilarious thing is that it’s very regional as far as what your opinions are going to be on these tests. I have people who are in Massachusetts or New York and they go, “My son, take the ACT, he’s not some hippie, some idiot.” Right, and then I have people from Ohio or from Texas and they say, “My daughter, take the SAT, she’s not some hippie idiot.” Right? Depending on where you’re from, one test is randomly typecast as hard and one is typecast as the easy bohemian one, both are totally false. Any college sees both as equals, 2,400 is a 36. Just take the one that you’re going to get the better comparative score on and go with that. There is no favorite when it comes to college application committees.