Test Preparation Resources - College and Postsecondary Options

So you want to go to college. Explore the resources on this page so you are prepared to take college admissions tests.

What are the SAT and ACT?

Both the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) are tests. The scores from these tests are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. In most cases, colleges do not prefer one test over the other and neither is considered harder than the other. Historically, students tend to do better on one test over the other.

Both the SAT and ACT offer free practice through their websites, including entire practice tests. The actual tests are about 3 hours long and consist of multiple choice questions and optional essays. It is recommended that you test once by the end of your junior year and again at the beginning of your senior year. You are responsible for sending your scores to college. Your counselor CANNOT do this for you.

SAT® (College Board) Resources

ACT® Resources

Other Tests


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