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|
|June 4, 2022||March 2022|
|August 27, 2022 (anticipated date)||May 2022|
|October 1, 2022 (anticipated date)||July 2022|
|November 5, 2022 (anticipated date)||August 2022|
|December 3, 2022 (anticipated date)||September 2022|
Register for the SAT here.
|ACT Test Date||Ideal Time to Start Prep|
|June 11, 2022||March 2022|
|July 16, 2022||April 2022|
|September 10, 2022||June 2022|
|October 22, 2022||July 2022|
|December 10, 2022||September 2022|
Register for the ACT here.
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