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When should I take the SAT in my junior year?

So, I'll be taking the SAT next year (junior year), but I'm not sure when exactly I should be taking it. What's the best time to take the SAT during junior year to give myself enough time for preparation and possible retakes? Any advice would be appreciated!

8 months ago

It's great that you're planning ahead for your SAT! Typically, I suggest students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year, around March or May. This timing allows for enough preparation during the school year and provides a cushion for retaking the test, if needed, without interfering with summer activities or the onset of senior year commitments. Keep in mind that if you are aiming to apply early action or early decision to colleges, you'll want to have all your testing wrapped up by the fall of your senior year. A March or May SAT also falls after most students have completed Algebra II, which is helpful as it covers a significant portion of the math section on the SAT. After your first test, if you feel a retake is necessary, you can consider the June or August test dates. The August date, in particular, gives you the summer to focus on preparation without the stress of regular schoolwork. Remember, practice tests are a highly effective way to prepare. Good luck with your preparation!

8 months ago

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