The ACT (pronounced as three separate letters) is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, with an optional Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test, pronounced as three separate letters) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a not-for-profit organization in the United States.

Historically, the SAT has been more popular among colleges on the coasts and the ACT more popular in the Midwest and South.

On ACT test day, remember to bring your ACT Admission ticket, your Photo ID, #2 pencils (not mechanical), and an ACT-approved calculator. The "ACT Question of the Day" is available on the ALHS website. Check it out!

The John Baylor Prep program is now available to students for free! This program provides ACT preparation materials and videos to assist in your studying.  Stop by the counseling office to get an account.