2018 – 2019 SAT & ACT Exam Dates
Plan ahead for next year's SAT and ACT!
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
December 12, 2017
The first step in preparing for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT is figuring out when you plan to take the test. While the 2018 – 2019 test cycle may seem too far away, preparations for either exam must begin months in advance.
Exam Planning for Juniors
As a junior in high school, students should plan to take both the SAT and the ACT. Students may find that they score better on one test over the other. By taking the exams during the junior year, students will get a more accurate picture of which standardized test will best showcase their aptitude and therefore be able to make smarter plans for their senior year.
Exam Planning for Seniors
High school seniors can take the exam as much as they please. It has been proven that taking the test multiple times improves test scores; however, students will find at some point that they may plateau in their test scores. At that point, it’s not worth taking the exam again. Taking the test earlier in the 2018 test cycle ensures that test scores will be sent along to colleges around the same time as college applications. This will, in turn, allow applicants to hear sooner rather than later whether or not they’ve been admitted.
Start planning ahead now. Here are the dates for the 2018 – 2019 SAT and ACT exams:
SAT Test Dates:
August 25, 2018 – Register by July 25, 2018
October 6, 2018 – Register by September 6, 2018
November 3, 2018 – Register by October 3, 2018
December 1, 2018 – Register by November 1, 2018
March 8, 2019 – Register by February 8, 2019
May 4, 2019 – Register by April 4, 2019
June 1, 2019 – Register by May 1, 2019
ACT Test Dates:
September 8, 2018 – Register by August 5, 2018
October 27, 2018 – September 21, 2018
December 8, 2018 – November 2, 2018
February 9, 2019 – January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 – March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 – May 3, 2019
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