The SAT and ACT are college readiness exams that are accepted by every four-year US college. Applicants to most colleges have to submit scores from at least one of the two tests, though colleges don’t care which. The SAT and ACT are also different tests, each catering to slightly different types of learners. So here’s the big question:

Should your child take the SAT or the ACT?

This guide is going to help you answer that question. We've also created a 30-minute assessment that determines whether students are better-suited for the SAT or ACT. It's based on carefully selected SAT and ACT questions that highlight strengths in both content and pacing.