The college application process is fraught with stressful decisions to make: what colleges to apply to, whether to apply early, what essay topic to choose, and, of course, which standardized test to take. While any college that requires standardized testing will accept either SAT or ACT scores, the two tests have a number of differences that students and parents should consider when deciding which test to pursue. College Coach’s Lauren Randle, former Georgetown University admissions officer, breaks down the major differences between the SAT and the ACT in this installment of Ask the College Admissions Expert so that you can make an informed decision about which test is right for you.

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Written by Lauren Randle
Lauren Randle is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Lauren worked as a senior admissions officer at Georgetown University and previously held positions in college counseling at Malvern Preparatory School and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong.