When are the SAT and ACT Offered in a Year?

Even though the traditional testing paradigm focuses on taking the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of junior year and fall of senior year, the tests themselves are administered all year long, even during the summer months. The national administrations of the SAT and ACT fill most months on the calendar:

JANUARY – no tests
FEBRUARYACT (not in New York)
MARCHSAT
APRILACT
MAYSAT and Subject Tests
JUNESAT and Subject Tests, ACT
JULYACT (not in New York or California)
AUGUSTSAT and Subject Tests
SEPTEMBERACT
OCTOBERSAT and Subject Tests, ACT, PSAT
NOVEMBERSAT and Subject Tests
DECEMBERSAT and Subject Tests, ACT

Every testing month offers certain advantages. Explore the options to ensure that the students in your life test on their terms, ideally when they can prepare, practice, and focus on success.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Why Are There No February ACT Test Centers in New York?

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