Can I choose to take the SAT or ACT or is it random?
You can choose. You can take both. There’s really no preference between the SAT and ACT, as far as I know, so I don’t know where Sara Matthews got the information that led her to write that “elite universities quietly favor the SAT.”
Author: John Linneball Who did you think? ;-)
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