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Is the ACT harder than the SAT?

I just took an ACT practice test, and it seemed super hard to me in comparison to the SAT! I ran out of time on everything except Math (which I actually thought was relatively easy). I was most pressed for time on Reading, and I had a hard time understanding the Science section. I didn't have any ti...
27 May '16, 09:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I retake the ACT or try the SAT instead?

I got a 30 on the ACT, but I didn't take it with Writing. I wasn't expecting to get this high of a score the first time around, so I figured it was fine to save Writing for a retake. At this point, I have to either take the ACT again with Writing or take the SAT. I'm thinking maybe I should go with...
26 May '16, 11:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Which SAT practice tests should I use after I've finished all the official ones?

The SAT prep Black Book (whose methods I am a big believer in) insists that you should only use real College Board practice tests, and I get its point. What's the best alternative to official tests, or what do I do next? Thanks for your time! Regards satstudentx
23 May '16, 09:52 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is the sophomore year too early to be taking the SAT?

Hello, I plan to take my first SAT in the beginning of my sophomore year. I will be taking the NEW SAT 1600. Do colleges have any preference to which high school year the SAT is taken? Will they think this is too early?
20 May '16, 18:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How does my new SAT score compare to the old one, and is my new score good for college?

Okay so I took the new SAT, and I got a 1260 out of 1600 with 570 in math and 690 in reading/writing, and I have no idea how good/bad/terrible/average it is. On the old SAT I was scoring around a 1650 , so I have no idea how much or little I've improved. Does anyone know? How are my admission chance...
19 May '16, 10:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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When is the best time for a senior to take the SAT?

I'll be in 12th grade this upcoming school year. When is the best time for me to take the SAT?
12 May '16, 12:38 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does PrepScholar have SAT essay graders?

Hi, I need an SAT essay grader to quickly give me a score. Does PrepScholar offer such a service? And if so, for how much?
10 May '16, 13:36 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Can I take the SAT senior year?

I’m a Junior in high school with a very busy schedule. I’m taking 4 AP classes, and I’m actively involved in clubs at my school and in my community. Everyone keeps telling me that I need to take the SAT this year, but I don’t feel like I have the time to really study and get a good score. Is it oka...
10 May '16, 11:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How do I get an SAT fee waiver?

I’m a U.S. citizen living with my mother in Russia. I’ve done some research and found that I am eligible for an SAT fee waiver, but I can’t find any information on where and how to get one as a citizen abroad.
10 May '16, 10:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Casio FX-991 ES Plus Calculator Allowed on the SAT?

Hi! I am worried about my calculator (fx-991es plus). Can I bring this kind of calculator into the test room? If not, what kind of calculator should I use for taking the SAT? Thank you!
08 May '16, 16:35 Fred_PrepSch...101
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ACT scores - Which should I send?

I did the ACT with writing in December and got 30 composite and 33 in writing. I did the ACT again in April and got 32 composite but my writing dropped to 25. Should I send both or just one? If so, which one should I send?
06 May '16, 15:15 Laura_PrepSc...536
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New SAT - How will my essay score affect my composite?

I’ll be taking the SAT with Essay next week and I have a questions about scoring. I got a 1290 on my more recent practice test, but this is without the essay. How many points could the essay potentially add to my score?
06 May '16, 11:16 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How long is the SAT?

My admission ticket says to arrive by 7:45am. What time does the test actually start, and how long should I expect to be there?
06 May '16, 11:14 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How long are SAT scores valid?

My son is 15 years old and he will be taking the WAEC in Nigeria next year. I would like him to start preparing for the SAT as well, but I’m not sure when he should plan to take it. How long are SAT scores valid for admission to U.S. Universities?
05 May '16, 09:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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New SAT score 1060 - compared to old SAT?

My daughter scored a 1060 on her practice SAT. Since this scoring system is new to me, can you provide some reference for how this compares to the old SAT, and if it's an okay score? She previously scored a 1430 (on the old SAT).
05 May '16, 09:42 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can an international writer get into top US colleges?

I have some questions... they are quite a bit but I really need to know the right answer as I'm not from the US and everyone - including my teachers - seems to be VERY misinformed. The only advice they give me is to be well-rounded, and you said that's a bad thing... I think it's bad too :D. Also, i...
04 May '16, 10:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2016 SAT ACT Test Dates?

When are the testing dates in the fall of 2016?
03 May '16, 15:09 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Can I study for the PSAT and SAT on PrepScholar?

I'm currently a sophomore and I will be taking the PSAT and SAT next year. To save time, do you recommend that I use PrepScholar to study for both tests, or should I study using separate prep programs? I want to get high scores on both tests.
02 May '16, 15:57 Lorena_PrepS...51
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Is the PrepScholar SAT Program Updated for the New SAT?

Hello, I have a question about the NEW 1600 point SAT program on Prepscholar. I have read many amazing reviews about the old SAT Prepscholar program, but I haven't found any reviews about the NEW SAT program. I just really want a validation from some users that it is actually Updated to the new SAT ...
02 May '16, 15:21 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Which SAT math prep book should i buy?

hi, I currently am scoring in the 1200 range but i guessed on over half the questions. I just started studying with the blue book, planning on buying erica meltzer's reading book. what book should i buy for the math?
01 May '16, 18:12 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I register for the SAT as homeschooled, even though I'm not?

I'm planning on taking the SAT, but I'm not in high school yet. My mom says that I can just mark that I'm home schooled since I study vocabulary at home. Is that okay, or will I get in trouble?
28 Apr '16, 14:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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SAT Subject Test Costs

I am still unsure about the SAT Subject Test costs. I know that I have to pay a basic registration fee of $26. But if I want to take multiple exams on the same test date, do I have to pay any additional fees? (I'm taking US History and Math Level II if that helps.)
28 Apr '16, 12:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Information about international sat codes

What is the SAT code for turkish universities?
26 Apr '16, 10:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is there any harm in sending my SAT scores to National Merit?

I recently took the in-school SAT and realized that I have some free score reports. I wasn't planning on doing anything with this new SAT score (because I did fine on my ACT). I was wondering if I could send my past score (2020 from November) + the SAT I just took to the National Merit people in ca...
16 Apr '16, 08:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do I need to take the SAT in order to be a National Merit Finalist?

I probably did well enough on the PSAT to qualify. I live in an ACT state so that is the test I have prepped and taken. Do I need to take the SAT or will my ACT score suffice?
15 Apr '16, 18:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Why are there no SATs in July or August?

I want to take the SAT over the summer, but the latest one is in June. I feel like I would not have enough time to prepare myself since I will have a few AP and IB exams in May. Why doesn't the College Board administer SAT's over the summer?
14 Apr '16, 12:51 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is Taking the SAT Good Practice for ACT?

I've barely practiced for the ACT, but I've taken the SAT twice and am hoping that experience will be useful. I'm worried though. Will the experience of having taken the SAT help me at all with the ACT?
12 Apr '16, 11:45 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is one week enough for PrepScholar?

My SAT is coming up next week, can I prepare for PrepScholar in a week?
11 Apr '16, 14:45 Laura_PrepSc...536
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2310 on the SAT, should I also take the ACT?

I currently have a 2310 SAT composite from the December 2014 test and have been considering retaking it again for a higher (hopefully perfect) score to make up for my lower grade point average. Would having both the SAT with subject Tests and ACT enhance my application? Also, would a 36 on the ACT b...
11 Apr '16, 14:22 Laura_PrepSc...536
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When is the content for the Biology SAT subject test covered?

I am a high school freshman planning on applying for entrance into top universities like at Harvard and Yale. To do this, I am required to take 2 SAT subjects. I have decided that one of them will be the SAT Biology Subject Test. I'm not sure when the content for this test will be covered in high sc...
11 Apr '16, 10:21 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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