Math Tutor - ACT and SAT Testing Timeline

Testing Timeline

There is no single "correct" sequence of which standardized tests to take or when to take them. Although I can help you decide from a math perspective, there are many other considerations. However, to give you a rough idea, below is a timeline of when tests are offered and frequently taken.

 Freshman

May: subject test (e.g., Biology)

June: subject test (e.g., Biology)

August: subject test (e.g., Biology)

sophomore

October: PSAT, Pre-ACT

May: subject test (e.g., Chemistry, History)

June: subject test (e.g., Chemistry, History)

August: subject test (e.g., Chemistry, History)

junior

October: PSAT, ACT

November: SAT, subject tests (e.g., language listening)

December: SAT, ACT, subject tests

February: ACT

early March: SAT

later March: State of CT SAT (required in public schools)

April: ACT

May: SAT, subject tests, AP exams

June: SAT, ACT, subject tests (e.g., literature, language, science, history, math)

July: ACT

August: SAT

senior

September: ACT

October SAT, ACT, subject tests (e.g., literature, language, science, history, math)

November: SAT, subject tests (e.g., language listening)

December: SAT, ACT, subject tests


Subject tests are not offered in March, and they cannot be taken on the the same day that you are taking the SAT.