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SAT & ACT Combo Test

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The SAT® & ACT® Combo Test

Your Guide to Which Test to Take, How to Take it, and What to Do Next

If the SAT or ACT is in your future, this combo test is the perfect starting point! This mashup of both tests gives you a taste of each one and helps you estimate what scores you’ll get. Inside, you’ll find great tips and strategies for each section and expert advice on your next steps to a fantastic score.

Downloadable Materials

Already have the SAT & ACT Combo Test?  Click below for a printable answer sheet, full explanations to every question in the book, and more!

Printable Answer Sheet


Bonus Activities


There have been some changes to the world since this book was published in early 2020.  Here are a few things that were correct at the time of publication, but are no longer accurate.  If you think of anything that should be added to this list, please send a note to

  • page 54: The University of California system no longer requires the optional essay.  In fact, they no longer require the SAT or ACT at all!
  • page 54: The SAT no longer offers an optional essay section.  One less thing for you to worry about!
  • page 55: Thanks to the pandemic, there are significantly more “test-optional” schools today than there were a year ago.  The current best advice is to take the SAT and/or ACT but do not submit anything until you see your scores.  If your highest scores are below the 25th percentile for that school (you can find this number on the school’s common data set) you should not send your scores.  If your highest scores are above the 50th percentile, you should send them.  If you fall between the 25th and 50th percentile, you should probably still send them but think it through carefully.  Consult with your guidance counselor or an IEC, and consider doing some more prep and taking the test one more time.
  • page 56: With the release of, the ACT has streamlined its registration process.  It should now take you much less time to complete the registration than the 40 minutes mentioned in this book.

Need more test prep?

Whether you need one-on-one tutoring, would like to attend test prep classes, or just need another practice test, we are here to help!  Heather Krey (the author of this book) teaches many of our online classes and is available for one-on-one tutoring.  Check out our website to see what we can do to help you prepare for your personal best.

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