One of the biggest questions parents have about test prep is what test their student should take and when to begin to prepare for it.
To optimize scores, students should prepare for and take either the SAT or ACT, not both. Every college in America now accepts both tests.
Most students take the SAT or ACT in the spring of their junior year, and if necessary, in the fall of their senior year.
Below you’ll find the test dates, the registration deadlines, and recommendation to begin the test prep process (typically three and a half months out).
|SAT Test Date||Ideal Time to Start Prep|
|December 3, 2022||September 2022|
|March 11, 2023||December 2022|
|May 6, 2023||February 2023|
|June 3, 2023||March 2023|
Register for the SAT here.
|ACT Test Date||Ideal Time to Start Prep|
|December 10, 2022||September 2022|
|February 11, 2023||November 2022|
|April 15, 2023||January 2023|
|June 10, 2023||March 2023|
|July 15, 2023||April 2023|
Register for the ACT here.
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