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How to Pick Between a Summer or Fall ACT, SAT Test Date

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,679 Senior Member
"Both the ACT and the SAT are offered in the summer, but students should carefully consider when they think they'll do their best." ...

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/articles/2018-05-21/how-to-choose-between-a-summer-or-fall-act-sat-test-date

Replies to: How to Pick Between a Summer or Fall ACT, SAT Test Date

  • My CupcakeMy Cupcake Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    You anticipate retaking either exam. If you plan to sit for the ACT or SAT again, take your first test in the summer. This way, you will have adequate time to plan your next period of revision and to improve before your next exam date.
  • suraydavusuraydavu Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    very well said My Cupcake
  • c0llegenerdc0llegenerd Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    When you are booking your exam dates, make sure to do it early! Especially if you plan to take it in the summer! During the summer incoming high school Seniors will be trying to get one last ACT/SAT in and incoming Juniors will be trying to take their first exam--leads to a lot of people wanting a spot with limited test centers and seats available.
  • c0llegenerdc0llegenerd Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    Whenever you decide to book, make sure that you will have enough time to take 2 or 3 more tests after that (as a precaution). For example, take the October ACT, so that you have time to take the December and February ACTs, to be able to hopefully finish Standardized testing before the end of your Junior Year.
    It is tough (and nerve-racking) to take the last available ACT when you are applying to college's and want to send in your test scores.
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