What is the ACT?
The acronym ACT represents American College Testing. It is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:
The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The exam includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete (breaks are included). Students will not be penalized for guessing on the ACT, so guess on this exam!
Traditionally, Juniors take the ACT and Seniors or individuals who want to improve their ACT Scores. People of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT, though; this includes students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 and high school graduates.
ACT Test Fees:
ACT – $39.50
ACT with writing – $56.50
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What is the SAT?
The acronym SAT represents the Scholastic Assessment Test. SAT results are accepted by four-year colleges and universities in the United States.
In January 2016, the final current SAT exam will be administrated, which is 171 questions, 3 hours and 45 min. in length, with each subject test scored on a 200-800 scale and a maximum of 2400 points on all three subject tests: Mathematics, reading and writing. Additionally, the writing essay is required with this test. Points are subtracted for incorrect answers on this exam.
In March 2016, the new SAT exam will be administered, which is 154 questions, 3 hours in length (3 hours and 50 min. with the optional essay), a scoring range of 400-1600 and NO Penalty for guessing! Students will be testing on math, evidence-based reading and writing, and an optional essay.
SAT Test Fee: $52.50
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