Union Area School District

Suggested Testing Timeline for College Entrance Exams

 

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Note:  No college entrance exam testing is done in the 9th grade year.

Sophomores may consider taking the PSAT (practice SAT).  Although this test is not appropriate for ALL students, as it is normed as a junior year test, some students may find the practice helpful.  Test in October.

PSAT-Practice SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, all college-bound juniors should plan to take this exam.  Test in October.

SAT I and/or ACT

These tests are offered in the early fall for seniors who feel they could score a bit higher on a retake, sometimes colleges and universities request that applicants retake a test as well.

ACT: September, October and December

SAT: October, November and December

 

 

SAT I and/or ACT

College-bound juniors should plan to take two tests, an SAT and an ACT during the second semester of 11th grade. 

Students may need to test in the early months of the second semester in order to allow for scores to be returned in a timely fashion.  This way they may make an informed decision regarding future standardized tests.

Students may want to sit for additional standardized tests either late in the junior year or early in the senior year so they may further improve their scores.

The Counseling Department bases its recommendations upon the individual testing needs of each student.

SAT: December, January, March, May and June

ACT: December, February, April and June

 

 

SAT II Subject Tests

College-bound sophomores may plan to take this test if they have done exceptionally well in a sophomore year class and want to highlight their good performance to college admission officers.  Take this test while the information is still “fresh”.  Test in May or June.

SAT II Subject Tests

College-bound juniors should plan to take this test if necessary for college admission. Test in May or June.

SAT II Subject Tests

College-bound seniors may find this test is necessary for college admission to certain schools—it is not too late to take this test in October, November, December or January.

 

 

AP Exams

These tests are given in May of each year.  Results may be used in college admission and/or placement and some schools may even grant college credit depending upon the student’s scores. Test in May.

AP Exams

These tests are given in May of each year.  Colleges and universities may use the results for admission, if taken prior to the senior year, or placement. Some schools may even grant college credit depending upon the student’s score. Test in May.

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