With the new school year just around the corner, rising juniors and seniors may turn their thoughts to college. One important concern is standardized admissions tests, ACTs and SATs. But when should your student take these tests?
It is recommended that you initially sit for these exams in junior year, preferably the March date or later. By that time in the school year, much of the content area of the tests will have been covered in the school curriculum. This will also allow time to receive scores and retake the tests on an upcoming date of the current school year, which is May & June if you wish. As a senior, it is advised that a student take the October or November tests, at the latest, to be sure that college application deadlines for the following fall are met.
Students can contact their guidance department or consult the College Board website for further information on test dates and registration.
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