ACT/SAT Myths — True or False? Myth #2

Myth #2: Students applying to multiple schools should take both the SAT
and the ACT because there are schools that accept the SAT but not the ACT,
and vice-versa.

Young slim woman full of doubts and hesitation. Yep concept.

REALITY: All colleges and universities in the U.S. now accept either the ACT or
the SAT. Theoretically it’s possible that there’s some college or university
somewhere that accepts one test but not the other, but in the last 8 years of
coaching students for these exams, we have not found a single U.S. college or
university that will not accept either test scores.

If you wish to find out the ACT and SAT scores required by a school of interest,
Google the name of the college / university, along with the phrase: freshman profile.
This takes you to a webpage that displays the average test scores of the school’s
current freshman class.

Schools often display the 25th percentile and the 75th percentile. For an
approximation of the 50th percentile scores, average the 25th and 75th percentile


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