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When should I take the SATs?

jjn1159jjn1159 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in SAT Preparation
I'm a junior this year and I was wondering when will it be the best time to take the SATs? I will be taking it next year a second time on the October date if I do poorly on the one I take this year. Is it too late to take it on June 1? How long does it usually take to receive your scores back? I wanted to do May, but, I have too many AP Tests during that month.
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  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    Most students usually take the SAT during the spring and again during the fall of senior year. Usually takes a few weeks to receive scores (Idr exactly).

    I actually took the SAT on June after junior year ended. So June 1 isn't too late. May works if you can juggle SAT with AP, but you might be better off with June (or even April).
  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    Edit: (Sorry it accidentally posted twice)
  • Rain713Rain713 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    If you are not planning to take SAT subject test, or you are already done with them, I would recommend June. I am planning to take the subject tests in June (in the AP courses I do well in), so I am planning on taking the SAT in Jan (before my midterms). So if you want to take subject tests I would probably take it in Jan or April. The scores are normally up online by the end of the month you take it in.
  • jjn1159jjn1159 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    I am planning on taking Math II and Physics. Should I take Physics this year since I'm taking AP Physics B and Math II next year? Also, I don't think there are any dates for April.
  • jjn1159jjn1159 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    My school doesn't end until June 15...
  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    It might be better to take both subject tests in the same sitting (cheaper), but it's up to you. AP Physics B is sufficient preparation for SAT Physics, so you might want to consider taking Math II and Physics next year when you have finished AP Physics B.

    As for me, I took Math II and Physics in October of my senior year (five months after the AP Physics C exams)...went fairly well except I barely knew E/M (I only took C - Mechanics).
  • jjn1159jjn1159 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Would it be better to take both subject tests this year? I'm currently in AP Physics B and Precalculus. I'm not sure how much the Math II covers but, I purchased a Math II prep book from Barrons last night. I'll probably be taking the SAT a second time next year if I do poorly and it will most likely be the October date. Will my schedule force be to take both subject tests this year?
  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    Of course, you're not "forced" to take the subject tests right after you take the course (although it's recommended). If you're taking AP Physics B and Pre-calculus this year, you should be well prepared for the subject tests in June.
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