Standardized tests: ACTs, SATs, SAT IIs, and more

No matter what you do, you might always feel uneasy about standardized tests. Before you go to college you could take the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, and AP and/or IB exams. Whew! In this section you'll learn about the tests and how best to prepare for them.



SATs and ACTs: What you need to know


ACT vs SAT: Which is better?


SAT subject tests: Which to take and when to take them


AP exam scores: How important are they for admissions?


Should I study for the SAT or ACT?



Study tips:

11 ways to study for the SAT and ACT


7 ways to learn your vocab for the SAT


How to stay focused when studying


How to study using test prep books


Tips for getting your best score on the SAT or ACT




Further reading:

ACT study guides

SAT study guides

SAT II study guides

Math prep for the SAT and ACT

Vocab prep for the SAT and ACT