Do all colleges require the SAT and ACT?
You do not have to take the SAT or ACT if you plan on attending a community college. There are also some 4 year schools that de-emphasize the tests. See a list of these schools here: http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional
. However, it is important to remember that it is better to take the tests and not need them than not take them and need them. Keep your options open!
How many times can I take these tests?
You can take the SAT and ACT as many times as you like, and most colleges will look at your best score.
What is the difference between the SAT and ACT? How do I know which one to take?
Due to the differences in the tests, we encourage students to attempt both. It is hard to know which test a particular student will score better on so it is recommended to take both. Some of the differences between the tests can be found below:
Where can I get test preparation material?
West Hills High School offers SAT and ACT prep classes for free annually. You must sign up for these classes in the finance office. Pay attention to the daily bulletin as test prep information will be posted there. If you have any additional questions, or are just curious, please contact your school counselor.
Test prep information can be found online on the SAT and ACT websites as well. These sites offer free practice tests, scoring keys, writing prompts with sample essays, daily questions, etc.
Additional prep options -
Additional prep options- you can Purchase test prep books: