SAT vs. ACT: How they compare

SAT Practice

Practice with Kahn Academy: Go to official SAT Practice with Kahn Academy for free practice materials and a practice plan.

Get on your Phone: Download the Daily Practice for the SAT app and get and SAT question everyday.

Try Practice Questions Online: Dip into sample questions online to see what Math, Reading, or Writing and Language questions or the SAT Essay prompts are like.

Take a Practice Test on Paper: Take a full length paper and pencil practice test.

Start a Study Group: Studying with others helps you set goals, create a plan, and stick to it.

SAT Test

Register for SAT: Log into My SAT to register, print your admission ticket, view or send scores.

Test Day Checklist: There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you’ll be better off leaving at home.

Fee Waivers: If you’re eligible for a fee waiver, you can take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests for free—and apply free to four colleges.

Inside the Test: Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the new SAT and what they measure.

SAT: Getting and Sending Scores

Availability: Your SAT and SAT Subject Test scores will be available to you online about two to three weeks after test day.

Getting Scores: All students will get their scores online through their College Board account.

Understanding Scores: Your total score on the SAT is the sum of your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score and your Math section score.

Sending Scores to Colleges: Send scores with your registration. Your test registration fee covers four score reports.

When Will Colleges Get My Scores?: Score recipients listed on your registration receive your scores online within 10 days after you receive all your scores.

ACT Test

Register for ACT: Register online

Test Day: Help yourself be calm and prepared for test day by knowing what you can and cannot bring into the test room with you.

Fee Waivers: If you’re eligible for a fee waiver, you can take the ACT Test for free

ACT Practice

ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live: ACT and Kaplan bring you the new ACT® Kaplan® Online Prep Live—a virtual classroom experience that delivers all the benefits of live instruction at home or on the go.

ACT Academy: Act Academy is the go-to place to get FREE, personalized practice for the ACT.

ACT Online Prep: Your coursework already prepares you to take the ACT—but additional practice can help you be ready to do your best.

The Official ACT Prep Guide: The only test prep book by the makers of the ACT Test.

ACT: Receiving and Sending Scores

Availability: Most scores are available for online viewing within 2 weeks after each national or international test date.

Understanding Scores: What does it all mean?

Sending Scores: Send scores with your registration