Class of 2020 Testing Timeline

Class of 2020

All colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores for admission.

EDNavigators requires that every student take a full-length practice ACT and/or a full length practice SAT with us before prep sessions begin.  The testing experience and the results will help each student understand the endurance required of each test and determine which test he/she prefers.  It also enables EDNavigators to diagnose issues and make recommendations.  All EDNavigators practice tests are true retired tests. (For students who have taken the PSAT, I like to see those results to help with diagnostics as well. However, it is important to note that score inflation may have been a factor on the PSAT.)

Each student should plan to take the real test of choice 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.

Many students decide to take both the SAT and the ACT.  These students should plan to take each test 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.

Practice tests need to be completed before prep sessions begin and Prep sessions should begin at least 6 weeks before the student plans to take the real SAT or ACT. About 4 hours of homework is assigned between each session.  Schedule Practice Tests and/or Prep Sessions Here

For students who want to prep over the summer but test in winter or spring, EDNavigators suggests completing the prep package over the summer when the student does not have school homework obligations, then scheduling at least one, preferabley two review/refresh sessions in the three week period before the desired test date.

2018 Testing Calendar – yearly (this links to a PDF of the calendar below)

2018 Test Dates Calendar

SAT and ACT Test Dates for the Class of 2020

SAT

  • May 5, 2018*
  • June 2, 2018
  • August 25, 2018
  • October 6, 2018* – -tests before this date are only recommended for recruited athletes who need scores or potential National Merit Recipients)
  • November 3, 2018
  • December 1, 2018 – the ideal first test date for many juniors
  • March 2019*
  • May 2019*
  • June 2019
  • August 2019
  • October 2019* (last testing date for most Early Action/Early Decision applicants)
  • November 2019
  • December 2019

*  The Question Answer Service (QAS) is offered on these dates meaning the student will receive the actual test and answers in the mail approximately 6 weeks after the test date. It is an excellent diagnostic to use to see how a student does in a real testing environment.

Link to SAT score release dates on CollegeBoard

  • Note: It is important to always leave room for the chance that your score will be delayed. Don’t cut it too close to the college application due date.

Register for the SAT

ACT

  • June 9, 2018*
  • July 14, 2018
  • September 8, 2018
  • October 27, 2018
  • December 8, 2018* – the ideal first test date for many juniors
  • February 2019
  • April 2019*
  • June 2019*
  • July 2019
  • September 2019
  • October 2019 (last testing date for most Early Action/Early Decision applicants)
  • December 2019*

*  The Test Information Release (TIR) is offered on these dates meaning the student will receive the actual test and answers in the mail approximately 6 weeks after the test date. It is an excellent diagnostic to use to see how a student does in a real testing environment.

Register for the ACT

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