Standardized tests play an important role in the application process at many colleges, and those colleges will generally accept submission of either SAT or ACT scores. So which test should your child take? Check out the guidance provided by College Coach admissions educator, Ian Fisher, in this installment of the video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert. As a former Reed College admissions officer, Ian provides the insider scoop on whether colleges have a preference for the SAT or ACT, and gives direction to students as to which test will yield them the higher score.

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Written by Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher is an experienced educational consultant, part of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Ian received his master’s in policy, organization, and leadership studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College.