If you're like a lot of students gearing up for the college admissions process, you might feel that your entire future depends on how well you do on the SAT or ACT.
Relax--the truth is much less dire. Granted, a poor showing on your admissions exam could be a problem, especially if you're applying to highly selective colleges. But keep in mind that your exam score is just one piece of your application package, and for many schools, it's not even the most important piece. In fact, an increasing number of colleges are even starting to make admissions exams optional.
But most colleges and universities still require applicants to submit scores for either the ACT or the SAT, so if you plan to head for a four-year school after graduation, chances are there's a test in your future.
ACT or SAT?
The two tests …