The SAT and ACT are entrance exams used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. They are multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper tests administered to high school students. The purpose of the SAT or ACT is to measure a student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT and ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.
Official SAT Website (Information and Registration) - https://www.collegeboard.org/
Official ACT Website (Information and Registration) - http://www.act.org/
Please see below for helpful handouts and upcoming (FREE) workshops related to these college entrance exams.
Many scholars have been asking about where/how to practice for upcoming SAT or ACT tests. Please use the links below as a starting point for practicing for FREE. You can also search online for additional FREE resources – there are TONS out there!
SAT Practice Resources
- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests - There is a link to Khan Academy, where you can practice online, AND links to 8 FREE full-length practice tests that you can download and take at home. Each one has a 100+ page PDF with answer explanations for every single problem!
- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sample-questions - There are a handful of FREE sample questions that you can take online and immediately see results/explanations.
ACT Practice Resources
Each of the links below contains FREE sample questions for a specific section of the SAT test. Each one allows scholars to practice online and immediately see results/explanations.