Cathedral's college counselors recommend that students take both the SAT and the ACT test by the end of their junior year.
The SAT and ACT generally test the same types of content. Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions and merit-based scholarships. The biggest differences between the tests are that the ACT has a Science Test, and there’s one SAT Math Section for which you cannot use a calculator. Colleges don't prefer one over the other.
If you are interested in test preparation resources please contact your college counselor.