Here is some solid advice. Do not take the SAT only. The ACT is a much better test. Too many students, parents, and schools in this area have what I call “SAT on the brain.” They think that it is the ONLY test, or the BEST test, or that colleges prefer the SAT. Listen, the SAT does not make you look tougher. No way. Take the test that gives you the best option to gain admission.