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ACT
SAT

Standardized Tests 

Basic Information

Testing Information

1. Multiple-choice questions

2. Computer-based

3. low chance of exam cancellation 

4. Created and administrated by the 한미교육위원단 (for students in Korea) 

SAT Composition

English: 45 minutes

Mathematics: 60 minutes

Reading: 35 minutes

Science: 35 minutes

Writing (optional): 40 minutes

ACT Cost

(From non-US people)

With writing: $166.50 USD

Without writing: $150.00 USD

Test Score

Maximum score: 36 (excluding essay)

Average score: 21

ACT Registration

On the ACT website- register for the ACT after creating a non-US account

Test Date

Most high school students take it during the spring or fall of their junior year.

The test is offered every year in...

February, April, June, July, September, October, December. 

ACT

ACT stands for American College Test. 
It is a test used for college admissions in the United States. 

SAT

SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. 
It is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make an admission decision 

Basic Information

Testing Information

1. Multiple-choice questions

2. Pencil-and-paper + OMR

3. Created and administrated by the College Board

SAT Composition

Reading: 65 minutes

Writing: 35 minutes

Math (non-calculator): 25 minutes

Math (calculator): 55 minutes

Essay (optional) 

Test Date

Most high school students take it during the spring or fall of their junior year.

The test is offered every year in...

March, May, June, August, October, November, December. 

Test Score 

Each section: 200-800 point scale

Total SAT score: sum of your section scores

(The highest possible SAT score: 1600)

SAT Cost

With essay: $68

without essay: $52

SAT Registeration

When: 5 weeks before each test date

How: "College Board" website 

(you should first sign up and make a college board account)