ACT vs. SAT

Most colleges and universities accept both the SAT and ACT, but Utah colleges prefer the ACT, although all of the schools will accept scores from both the ACT and SAT.  

 

The tests are fairly similar in the types of questions, although the SAT focuses more on vocabulary and critical reasoning. It also doesn't include a science section.  Another difference between the two exams is the math section of the ACT is more advanced than the SAT.

Both tests determine your college readiness with regards to college level learning. 

Colleges use the scores from either exam to qualify applicants for Merit Scholarships and course level placement.

ACT

To register for the ACT, go to:  www.act.org   
​Use HHS School Code:  450-126

Test Fees:

ACT No Writing $55

ACT Plus Writing $70

There is a $35 late fee for Late Registration

Why take the ACT?

The American College Test (ACT) is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It is based on the information you are learning in High School. The information you provide when you register, along with your ACT results, can help you plan for life after high school.

What you need to know before you register:

Two test options are available to you:

1. The ACT (no writing), which is made up of four multiple-choice tests in English, Math, Reading   

   and Science. Most colleges are not requiring the writing portion.

 

The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas:

  •    English (Usage/Mechanics; Rhetorical Skills)

  •    Mathematics (Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry,

  •    Plane Geometry, Trigonometry)

  •    Reading (Social Studies/Sciences, Arts/Literature)

  •    Science Reasoning (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics

2. The ACT Plus Writing, which includes the four multiple-choice tests plus a 30-minute Writing

SAT

To register for the SAT, go to:    www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

Use HHS School Code:  450-126

Test Fees:

SAT No Writing $52

SAT Plus Writing $68

There is a $30 late fee for Late Registration

Why take the SAT?

The SAT is the nations’ most widely used college admission test. More than two million students take the SAT every year in over 170 countries. It is what most colleges use to get to know you better. It helps them understand how you think, solve problems and communicate.

The SAT tests students’ knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college, skills that students learned in high school. The SAT is required for admission to most colleges throughout the country.

Practice & Study

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High Performance Tutoring is proud to offer WEEKLY FREE SAT/ACT Workshops via Zoom. These are ideal for students who have never taken the tests or are unsure how to study for the tests. We discuss essential concepts, testing strategies, and study techniques that are proven to lead to higher scores. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to attend these workshops and no registration is required. Here are the details:

DATE: Every Thursday during the 2020-2021 school year!
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