The SAT and ACT are standardized tests aimed at showing schools how prepared you are for college by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression.

You'll need to take the SAT or ACT if you're applying to any colleges or universities in the United States, since most require you to submit test scores with your application.

Depending on where you want to apply, your ACT or SAT score can account for as much as 50% of the admission decision, so a strong standardized test score is vital.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States.

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