When should you take the SAT or the ACT?

JUNIORS

If you say…

I am eager!! I want to start early.
SAT- Nov./ ACT- Dec.

Let’s start the new year right!
SAT-Dec/ACT- Feb.

What SAT? I am doing only the ACT
ACT- Feb, April

What ACT? I am doing only the SAT
SAT- March, May, June

Take a test? Last minute is best for me! SAT- May, June, August
ACT-April, June, July

No test for me! I am going test-optional

Using the test dates for your personality type, plan your testing schedule for the next year.

SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN

You will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT later (11th grade)- so you will get lots of exposure to taking a standardized test. But, taking the real test is always a benefit! Which of these approaches works for you?

Personality Test Dates

I want to tackle the tests this year.
ACT or SAT in Spring

I want to take both and see which is best for me.
ACT and SAT Fall Junior year

What SAT? I am doing only the ACT.
Fall/Spring of Junior year

What ACT? I am doing only the SAT.
Fall/Spring of Junior year

No test for me! I am going test-optional.

We offer free assessments to evaluate which test is best for you! To schedule your test, reach out to us at info@weilcollegeadvising.com

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