Archive for June, 2012

The College Board recently announced its 2012-2013 test dates and if you are planning to take the October SAT, you may want to register HERE as soon as possible since October is the most popular test date.

If you are going to be a senior this fall, you really want that October date. Yes, November will still get you scores in time for most early admission deadlines. But you need to consider two things – how much more relaxed you will be if you get it out of the way earlier in your senior year and how bad it will be if you bank everything on November and then some life event prevents you from taking that November test. Use your summer to prepare, take it in October and be done with it!

If you are going to be a junior this fall and are wisely looking to take your first SATs as a junior so you can either get them out of the way, or can focus more effectively on an impressive retake, I recommend registering for the January or March test dates. Why not May you say? Even if an emergency interfered, I would still have June to fall back on. Well, I have known a lot of juniors to end up having urgent reasons why they couldn’t make their May test and then couldn’t make the June either. You’ll have finals coming up, all kinds of sport and team seasons ending, emotional partings with graduating seniors, etc etc. Just knock out your first run at the test in January or March and get it out of the way.

2012-2013 SAT test dates:
October 6, 2012 (September 7 registration deadline)
November 3, 2012 (October 4 registration deadline)
December 1, 2012 (November 1 registration deadline)
January 26, 2013 (December 28 registration deadline)
March 9, 2013 (February 8 registration deadline)
May 4, 2013 (April 5 registration deadline)
June 1, 2013 (May 2 registration deadline)

2012 – 2013 ACT test dates:

September 8, 2012 (August 17 registration deadline)
October 27, 2012 (September 21 registration deadline)
December 8, 2012 (November 2 registration deadline)
February 9, 2013 (January 11 registration deadline)*
April 13, 2013 (March 8 registration deadline)
June 8, 2013 (May 3 registration deadline)

* The February ACT is not available in New York state.

My original source for the test date schedule is WordNerd and the rest of the information and advice is purely my own.


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