Your high school counselor is encouraging you to take the SAT. But your neighbor (whose son got into Harvard, by the way…) says the ACT is the way to go. So, what’s the real deal? Which test do colleges really prefer? Find out in the latest installment of our video series, We Can Explain. In this video, we break down the major differences between the two standardized tests and help you decide which test may help you put your best foot forward, giving you an advantage in the college admissions process. Click here to tune in for “ACT vs. SAT–What’s the Difference?

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Written by Christine Kenyon
Christine Kenyon is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Christine was a senior admissions officer at Babson College and a scholarship reviewer and interviewer at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.