Taking SAT II's years in advance?

<p>I'm a home-schooling high school student, and I need some advice on how far ahead to take SAT II's. I want to know if I should take an SAT II (for, say, biology, chemistry, literature, etc.) even when it may be 2-3 years before I decide my major, finish my coursework, and apply to a college.</p>

<p>I know it is best to take SAT II's immediately after finishing the corresponding course, but is this the best route if it means a 2-3 year gap between taking the test and submitting the score for an application? My main concern is... are most colleges okay with this, or do they think twice about it?</p>

<p>(I will add as a disclaimer that, being homeschooled, I am very unfamiliar with the "standardized" school system, so this may be a stupid question. If so, I apologize)</p>

<p>The gap is expected and colleges take it into account. I think it would be looked upon favorably especially if you do well on it. Sophomore and junior years are probably the best years to take them right after you finish the course.</p>

<p>Thanks for the reply!</p>

<p>Yeah I took my foreign language and english literature SAT IIs in a couple years in advance...and math iic is basically pre-calculus level, so people take that freshman-junior year</p>

<p>As long as you are in 9th or above, go ahead and take them after you finish a course and have time to study for the test. The only one I'd wait on would be the math one so that you will have the most math under your belt before you sit for the test. You probably, however, will want all of these tests out of the way by the end of Junior year (because it will be better if you already have the scores back by the time you start applying to colleges - which could be as early as fall of senior year.) We are trying to schedules ours around PSATs and SAT also so that is something else to take into consideration. Keep in mind that a few (like World History) are only given a couple of times a year - see the college board website for more info on that.</p>

<p>It's all right to take it anytime you want. It would be even better to take them in advance, firstly because you don't need to worry about them anymore, and secondly, if you are not satisfied with your score, you have plenty of time to take them again.</p>