Suggested Testing Timeline for College Entrance Exams
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade|
|Note: No college entrance exam testing is done in the 9th grade year.||Sophomores take the PSAT 10 (practice SAT). Test in March.||PSAT-Practice SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, all juniors will take this exam. Test in October.||SAT I and/or ACT
These tests are offered in the early fall for seniors who feel they could score a bit higher on a retake, sometimes colleges and universities request that applicants retake a test as well.
ACT: September 10, October 22 and December 10
SAT: August 27, October 1, November 5 and December 3
|SAT I and/or ACT
College-bound juniors should plan to take two tests, an SAT and an ACT during the second semester of 11th grade.
Students may need to test in the early months of the second semester in order to allow for scores to be returned in a timely fashion. This way they may make an informed decision regarding future standardized tests.
Students may want to sit for additional standardized tests either late in the junior year or early in the senior year so they may further improve their scores.
The Counseling Department bases its recommendations upon the individual testing needs of each student.
SAT: November 5, December 3, March 11, 2023, May 6, 2023 and June 3, 2023
ACT: December 10, February 11, 2023 , April 15, 2023, June 10, 2023 & July 15, 2023
These tests are given in May of each year. Results may be used in college admission and/or placement and some schools may even grant college credit depending upon the student’s scores. Test in May.
These tests are given in May of each year. Colleges and universities may use the results for admission, if taken prior to the senior year, or placement. Some schools may even grant college credit depending upon the student’s score. Test in May.