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Standardized Testing Calendar and Guide

Standardized Testing Calendar (italics denote testing that may not apply to all students)    

Sophomore Year:

October                        PSAT                               Note: registration is automatic.

May or June               Subject Test(s)              (depending on coursework, and if your teacher recommends it; note that few                                                                                                                                                                   sophomores are prepared to take Subject Tests)                       

Junior Year:

October                        PSAT                                Note: registration is automatic.

Dec/March/June        SAT                                   Note: most students will focus on either the ACT or the SAT. Please consult                                                                                                                                                                     with your college counselor. 

Feb/April/June           ACT                               

May                              AP Exams                        (depending on coursework, and after consulting with your teacher)

June                             Subject Tests (2)            Decide which subjects to take in consultation with your teachers and college counselor.

Senior Year:

Aug/Oct/Nov              SAT/Subject Tests         Re-take, if necessary 

Jul/Sept/Oct               ACT                                  Re-take, if necessary

May                             AP Exams                        (depending on coursework, and after consulting with your teacher)      


CA Coursework & SAT Subject Tests:                                                              

Students should consult with their teachers, but as a general guide below are our departmental recommendations (assuming the student has performed well in class). Remember that while a few selective colleges and universities require or recommend two Subject Tests, many do not require any.

Subject  Test:

When to take test:


Not before completion of level 3 of a language.


At or near the end of junior­ year.

Math Level 1

After completing Statistics or Accelerated Precalculus.

Math Level 2

After successfully completing Statistics, Trigonometry, and Precalculus, OR after taking Accelerated Precalculus and Accelerated Trigonometry.


At the end of a course; students perform best with Advanced or Accelerated coursework. Some additional independent study and preparation may be required.

U.S. History

Upon completion of U.S. history coursework. Additional independent study and preparation will be required.