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Testing Timeline

Sophomore Testing

OCTOBER           PSAT

Junior Testing

OCTOBER           PSAT (National Merit Qualifying Exam for juniors only)

MARCH               SAT Reasoning Test

APRIL                 ACT + Writing

MAY                    SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

JUNE                   SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests (if applicable) and ACT + Writing

Senior Testing

SEPTEMBER     ACT + Writing

OCTOBER          SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests and ACT + Writing

NOVEMBER       SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests

DECEMBER       SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, and ACT + Writing

Students are responsible for sending test scores directly to the colleges they are applying to for admissions by from their ACT or College Board accounts. 

SAT Subject Tests are comprised of subject exams.  Each subject exam is one hour in length.  Up to three subject tests may be taken in a single sitting.  Subject tests must be taken in two different subject matters.  Students can choose any of the following subjects: math level 2, history, foreign language, literature, or science depending on the student’s strength in these subject matters.  The University of California system will consider subject tests when reviewing a students' application and recommend tests depending on the specific major.  Highly competitive private universities may require these tests as well.

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