Academic Tip of the Month – Optimal Testing Timeline

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As summer break comes to an end and the school year begins, it’s important that students start off on the right foot. You may have already registered for the SAT or ACT, but that’s only half the battle. The other half? Planning out and following an optimal test prep timeline.

We’ve been keeping up with all the latest announcements surrounding the college admission exams—including the enhanced ACT score report, new SAT percentiles and concordance tables, the ACT Test Accessibility and Accommodation System, even cheating scandals—and more importantly, what this all means for students.

These types of updates may unexpectedly influence how students should prepare for the SAT or ACT. For example, international students may need to plan ahead just in case more test leaks occur and another exam gets cancelled. The last thing you want is to frantically scramble to register for the next exam, especially if the next exam is past the application deadline.

That being said, below you’ll find two recommended test prep timelines for students. Note: These timelines were created with rising juniors (class of 2018) in mind.


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