In response to COVID-19, college entrance exam requirements have been changing as well as SAT® and ACT® test dates. Contact the school where you plan to attend to confirm testing requirements. For more information on test availability and safety protocols, check the SAT and ACT sites for updates.

Every year, millions of students take either the SAT® or ACT®, and some take both. 

Many take one or both tests two to three times, working toward a score that could tip the admissions scales in their favor. Needless to say, for many college-bound students, studying for and taking these college admission exams is a fact of life. But how do you decide which exam to take in the first place?

This handy quiz can help guide you toward the best exam for you.

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