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Is it bad that I've only taken the ACT (not the SAT)?
well iam in high school and well iam going to be a junior this year
I'm also in high school, but I took both the ACT and the SAT. I don't think it matters for applying to colleges, but most people have a test on which they perform better. My scores happened to be comparable, but I don't think it would hurt to take the SAT as well, just to see if you happen to be better at that test!
I'm really happy with how I did on the ACT, so hopefully that will be enough for colleges. But I'll probably end up taking the SAT too just in case. Thanks so much!
Colleges usually give the option of SAT or ACT scores, so as long as you're not applying to a school that requires only SAT scores you should be fine. I don't think there are any like that actually. However, you may want to take the SAT Subject Tests because most of the more difficult schools require them.
As long as you took ACT with Writing, you'll at least be able to apply. The Yale admissions website requires either ACT with Writing or SAT & 2 SAT subject tests (however they indicate some specific majors may require SAT subject tests).
So it isn't necessarily bad. If you scored outstanding on the ACT, it will to an extent prove your academic merit. But if you score outstanding on both the ACT and the SAT, the college will be much more convinced of your abilities. One high test score could be luck, but two high ones shows skill.
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