SAT or ACT - Which test should I take?
Recently sat your SAT and wondering how you would have done in the ACT in comparison? Or sat your ACT and wondering if the SAT might have been a better test for you? Comparing your results across the two tests can be a great way of determining which test will give you the best score possible.
What is the SAT?
The SAT (which used to stand for Scholastic Aptitude Test but now stands for literally nothing) is one of two college entry exams necessary for US university admissions.
What is the ACT?
US universities use the standardized American College Test (ACT) to assess your readiness for college-level work.
Leveraging ACT-SAT Score Conversion
To get a sense of which standardized test might be a better fit for you, we recommend taking practice tests for both the ACT and SAT. While SIS Education does not yet have its own converter, Crimson Education's Converter can be a useful tool to help you compare scores. Try inputting your scores from each test into the converter to see how they compare, and you may be able to determine if you have a natural talent for one test over the other. For example, your SAT to ACT conversion may give you a higher ACT score than your actual ACT practice test. This can help you make an informed decision about which test to focus your efforts on.