•  timeline for high schoolers

    9th Grade
    • No testing suggested by counselors.
    10th Grade
    • October: Sophomores may consider taking the PSAT (practice SAT)
      Although this test is not appropriate for ALL students, as it is designed as a junior year test, some students may find the practice helpful.

      May or JuneSAT Subject Tests
      : College-bound sophomores may plan to take this test if they have done exceptionally well in a sophomore year class and want to highlight their good performance to college admissions officers. Take this test while the information is still "fresh".
    11th Grade
    • OctoberPSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test- All college-bound juniors should plan to take this exam. 
      December, January, March, May, June: SAT 
      December, February, April, June: ACT
      SAT  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. For specific information, please see your individual counselor. 
      May or June
      SAT Subject Tests: College-bound juniors should plan to take this test if necessary for college admission. 
    12th Grade
    • September, October, December: ACT 
      October, November, December: SAT 
      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. 
      October, November, December:  SAT Subject TestsCollege-bound seniors may find this test is necessary for college admission to certain schools - it's not too late to take this test!