Quick Answer: When Should I Take The SAT Or ACT?

We recommend taking your first SAT or ACT test as early as your schedule allows.

If you plan to take both tests, plan to take them in consecutive months for the most efficient prep.

Comprehensive prep courses can start as many as 8 to 10 weeks before the test.

When should you take the ACT and SAT?

As of 2018, the ACT is offered seven times in a year (see the ACT dates): September, October, December, February, April, June, and July. In general, students applying to competitive colleges should plan to take the ACT once in the spring of junior year and once in the fall of senior year.

What is the best month to take the SAT?

Most high school student are advised to take the SAT in spring of their junior year. The March test date is a big favorite of many college advisers.

Which ACT test date is the easiest?

ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

Test Date Deadline Scores First Available
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 November 12, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 December 26, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 February 25, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 April 14, 2020

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Is the SAT or ACT harder?

Neither the SAT nor the ACT is “easier” or “harder” than the other – but different types of students usually do MUCH better on one than they do on the other. I tutor both the SAT and the ACT, but my reputation has been built in the SAT space.