SAT

  • Accepted by most colleges
  • The essay does NOT affect your score
  • No science section
  • Very little geometry, mostly Algebra and Algebra 2
  • You are not directly tested on vocabulary
  • NO more guessing penalty
  • The four sections are in the same order for test(Reading, Writing, Math (no calculator), Math (with calculator))
  • NO more experimental section
  • MYTH BUSTER: Colleges do not average your scores after 3 attempts.
  • MYTH BUSTER: It does not looks bad if a student takes the SAT more than once.

ACT

  • Accepted by most colleges
  • Most colleges will take your highest score.
  • The essay does not affect the your score.
  • Contains a science section.
  • The math test through Pre-Calculus.
  • You are not directly tested on vocabulary.
  • There is no guessing penalty.
  • The four sections are in the same order for every test (English, Math, Reading, and then Science)
  • No experimental section.
  • MYTH BUSTER: ACT does not average your scores.
  • MYTH BUSTER: Some colleges prefer the ACT.