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When should I take the SAT?
The SAT is given seven times per year.
Seniors - Consider your college application deadlines.
- October and November can work for seniors who want another chance to improve scores. Most colleges accept these dates for early application deadlines. Check with your specific college to be sure.
Juniors - Make a plan at the beginning of the year.
- Juniors who have completed Algebra II can begin testing in the fall. Junior year is very busy and prepping in summer or fall is smart!
- Juniors taking Algebra II can wait until the spring, usually the March date.
- Take your extracurricular schedule into account. When will my student's schedule best accommodate eight weeks of 5-6 hours per week of prepping?
When should I begin studying?
With flexible schedules, we can get most students prepared in a short time, if the student is willing to put in the preparation time.
Most students will benefit from a longer preparation time, meeting once per week for the eight weeks or so before their test date.