If you want your ACT and SAT scores to matter, then conduct your test prep the right way. Spread practice tests out over time and take time to understand each wrong answer. Strengthen your learning so that you increase your odds of doing better on the tests.
Of course, if you’re like me and standardized testing just isn’t your thing, you should also know that nearly 800 colleges are test-optional. Some don’t use standardized tests at all while others may waive them due to your awesome grades. Either way, be aware of all your options, the resources available to you and use them to your advantage!