Girls Studying

Test prep timelines

Retakes and lots of test options -- it's easy to feel 

pressured. For over 12 years, we've helped students navigate the application process. We got you.

The Basics

Get at least a full round of testing in by the end of your junior year.

Most students take the PSAT in the spring of sophomore year or fall of junior. By the end of junior year (so, May) you should have sat for the ACT, AP tests, and/or the SAT. You can retake any test in the fall / winter of senior year.

You will most likely want to take your entrance exam (SAT or ACT) THREE TIMES: spring junior, fall senior x 2.

The test dates for the SAT are here.

The test dates for the ACT are here.

Which test? We generally recommend the ACT. You don't need both. Remember that the ACT allows you to superscore.

However, this is highly subjective to each student so we recommend getting in touch with us.

The Timeline

Basics

Junior Year

Continue your test prep through the summer.

Senior Year

  • SAT or ACT in September, October, November, or December ...TWICE!

  • Applications are typically due Nov-Jan.

Achievers

Junior Year

Take a small break. Resume test prep in late July or early August.

Senior Year

  • SAT or ACT in September, October, November, or December ...TWICE!

  • Applications are typically due Nov-Jan.

Testing Withus

Kate's Tutoring is your guide to these exams. 

 

You're unique. Your testing prep and schedule should be unique too. We believe in helping your family create a perfect test prep plan for YOU -- no one else.

Let's work together to make a plan to fill your needs.