Military Times Edge recently published an article about the SAT and ACT and turned to AdmissionsConsultants’ own Nick Pantelides as a resource. Pantelides served within the U.S. Naval Academy’s Admissions Office for 24 years, making tens of thousands of admissions decisions for the storied service academy as its Director.
The article explained that the choice to take the SAT or the ACT is dependent on one’s own individual strengths and talents. Most schools, however, require one or the other. Pantelides explains in the article that "the ACT is content-based, while the SAT tests critical thinking and problem-solving."
Pantelides went on to caution students and parents about test prep services. "Spending hundred of dollars on test preparation does not always guarantee success," he says. The article points out that the SAT costs $45 and the ACT costs $31. Although taking the test multiple times in an attempt to increase a score can become expensive quick, "money should not deter you from taking a test. There are ways to get it done," concludes Pantelides.
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