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.