The ACT does NOT allow the TI-nspire CAS. The SAT does. All lower level TI calculators are permitted on both.
When you practice, use an analog clock or a digital watch. You won’t have a timer with you on test day!
Top schools may prefer you take SAT subject tests as well. See a comprehensive list of school preferences here.
Both tests sell exact copies of the test you sat for, and include the list of questions you got wrong, for three of the tests they give a year. The copies are available only to standard time, Saturday test takers. It’s a great low cost opportunity to measure your real-world testing skills! Perfect for determining your exact strengths and weaknesses.
Test Name of Service Months offered Cost Order your copy when you register, OR within:
ACT “Test Information Release” December, April and June $20 Three months following your exam
SAT “Question and Answer Service” October*, March* and May $18 Five months following your exam
(*Saturday only. May, all testing arrangements)