ACT (What do I need to know?)
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. The ACT tests English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
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ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
The ACT is administered on six test dates. The ACT is offered in the following months: September, October, December, February, April, and June.
***Information was taken from the ACT website (www.actstudent.org)
SAT What do I need to know?
The SAT is an exam that is meant to assist colleges in measuring a student's college readiness in addition to their academic transcript.
The SAT is offered seven times throughout the year: October, November, December, January, March, May, and June.
- Takes three hours and 45 minutes
- Consists of 10 separately timed sections:
- Three sections test critical reading (70 minutes total)
- Three sections test mathematics (70 minutes total)
- Three sections test writing (60 minutes total)
- One variable (unscored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total)
- Assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem solving skillsin three areas:
- Critical reading
- Includes three kinds of questions:
- Is machine-scored, except for the essay
****Information was taken from the College Board website (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/about)
2016-17 SAT Dates
Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.