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When to take SAT/SAT II's?

fendey516fendey516 Posts: 334Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2008 in High School Life
I'm going into jr. year and was wondering when is the best times to take SAT/SAT II's? And when did you decide to take yours?
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Replies to: When to take SAT/SAT II's?

  • MonoTomboMonoTombo Posts: 906Registered User Member
    I would suggest taking a SAT II in October, the SAT I in November, another SAT II in May and the SAT I once more in June.
  • japanmedloverjapanmedlover Posts: 263Registered User Junior Member
    I would suggest taking it in the fall/winter and spring (if needed). If you are taking any AP classes that you like, take the SAT 2's in those subjects before the AP exam.
  • salamandersalamander Posts: 444Registered User Member
    Take SAT IIs in May and June, especially if they correspond with AP exams you're taking. June is probably better if you're taking a lot of AP exams- studying for AP exams and SAT Subject Tests is similar, but not exactly the same, and you don't want to overwhelm yourself with too many different massive tests during a short period of time.

    January and/or March of your junior year are good for the regular SAT. You could give it a shot in the fall of your junior year if you've already done a fair amount of prep work, but if you haven't started doing practice tests and such, I'd recommend giving yourself a little more time.

    For the record, I took the SAT in January of my junior year (I was happy with the score and didn't retake), and the Subject Tests in June.
  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 Posts: 4,706Registered User Senior Member
    I took my SAT I in May of Junior year and again in October of Senior year.
  • AeroEngineer3141AeroEngineer3141 Posts: 3,607Registered User Senior Member
    SAT I - October, December, September (SR)
    SAT II - May, June

    I tried to make it so that I won't have an SAT test during midterms, finals, or AP exam week. SAT IIs is the complete opposite, corresponding with AP exam week and finals.
  • rmadden15rmadden15 Posts: 2,508Registered User Senior Member
    I will take mine the beginning of School, the missle, and the end. So, October, January, and finally May or June. I am not sure about my SAT 2 though...
  • jamesfordjamesford Posts: 3,447Registered User Senior Member
    I took SAT II's last year during June. May/June are the best times to take them unless you prepped during the summer.

    I'm planning on the SAT I in March. That way, I know my PSAT results and can evaluate my weaknesses plus I have almost a full year of English 3 which should help for writing and CR. Of course, HS English =/= SAT English but the skills you learn help.
  • fendey516fendey516 Posts: 334Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, I'd take the SAT in beginning of SR year, but i'm applying early to colleges, i don't think i'd have time to get my score back in time. Would i be wrong with this ?
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Posts: 4,131Registered User Senior Member
    ^ I'd say you're wrong, out of personal preference.

    Get all of your testing done BEFORE senior year and you won't have as much to stress about. I personally loved this, but saw many friends who were panicking about getting tests/scores done on time, let alone getting the score they wanted.
  • asdfjkl1asdfjkl1 Posts: 1,950Registered User Senior Member
    I did:

    PSAT: October
    SAT 1: May.
    SAT IIs: June.

    Retake SATs: October.
  • fendey516fendey516 Posts: 334Registered User Junior Member
    johnson i agree with u, i want to do a SAT II in Nov., another one in December, Take SAT in FEB. take another SAT II in April, and retake the SAT in may or june if i dont like my first score. do u think that's good? Honestly CC, do u think a month is a good enough time to study for a SAT II test? im aiming for a 730+, keep in mind, for the month period, ill be studying for it, constantly...
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Posts: 4,131Registered User Senior Member
    ^Depends on the subject.

    I took 2 sophomore year actually (bio and ush, at the end of the year). 1 junior year in may (math 2). SAT/ACT in May/June.

    If I had known how well I'd do on the ACT (and that I wouldn't end up sending collegeboard scores nearly anywhere), I would have just left it at that and not bothered with sat 2's...

    ACT pretty much pwns sat 2's where you can get out of it.
  • ansaransar Posts: 2,071Registered User Senior Member
    The way I'm doing it:

    October: SAT I , if I don't get a good score...
    December/January: SAT I, if I still don't get a good score...
    March: SAT I, and that's the end of it.

    June: SAT II in Math IIC, Chemistry, and Biology M.
  • fendey516fendey516 Posts: 334Registered User Junior Member
    do colleges see ur highest score on ur SAT I or do they get all of them, and only use your highest score?
  • simplepersonsimpleperson Posts: 378Registered User Member
    They see all the scores, but take your highest.
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