Which test should my child take? ACT or SAT?

We recommend taking a full length practice test of the ACT to compare to past PSAT test results.  Some students may perform better on one test than the other.

Colleges will accept either test.  We tend to see that many students who do test prep will typically perform better on the ACT than the SAT.

How much does it cost to take either test?

ACT – $55 without writing test

$70 with writing test


SAT – $52 without writing test

$68 with writing test

Late registration fees are currently $30 for each test.


How do we sign up to take either test?



Does my child need to take the writing test?

In the past few years, most colleges have dropped the requirement for the writing test.  We can help you decide if a writing test is necessary depending on the colleges the student plans to apply to for admissions. In most cases, the writing test is not necessary.