Things to keep in mind about the SAT and ACT
The SAT and ACT generally cover the same topics. Both the ACT and SAT are nationally recognized standardized tests. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Neither the SAT or ACT is harder than the other. Some students do better on one test over the other. This may not be the case for other students.
The best way to decide if taking the SAT, ACT, or both tests is right for you is to take a timed full-length practice test of each type. SCA will offer juniors the opportunity to take both the PSAT on October 13 and Pre-ACT on October 20. Since the content and style of the SAT and ACT are similar, factors like how students handle time pressure and what types of questions students find most challenging can help juniors determine which test is a better fit.
Here is a brief comparison between the ACT and SAT standardized tests (from The Princeton Review):
Compare the ACT and SAT Test