SAT vs ACT
Colleges require the SAT or the ACT. Most colleges will accept either
test. Choose the test for which you (or your student) have the best chance of
success. The differences between the SAT and the ACT are:
SAT questions appear in order of increasing difficult; not true on the ACT
SAT has a greater focus on vocabulary than the ACT
ACT includes trigonometry; the SAT does not
ACT tests English grammar; the SAT does not
ACT is all multiple choice; the SAT is not
ACT does not have a wrong-answer penalty; the SAT does
Overall, the SAT tests verbal and math reasoning knowledge, while the ACT
tests specific subject area knowledge.
Need test dates, deadlines, and registration information?
Go to the ACT website or the SAT
website. This information is also available in the Wheeler Guidance Office.