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Do You Have the ACT and SAT on Your Radar?

Updated: Feb 5

Do you have these upcoming test dates on your calendar? Have you registered to take the ACT or SAT, yet? Scroll through this post for test tips and registration deadlines that you won't want to miss!

Success Tip #1

Practice early and often—untimed first, then timed as the test date gets closer—in order to become thoroughly familiar with both the content and the format of the test.

Success Tip #2

Most juniors will be taking the real SAT (on Dec. 4) or ACT (on Dec. 11) for the first time in just about a month. So, now it's time for a trial run under test conditions, and a chance to build up the endurance required to get through several hours of testing in a single morning.

Success Tip #3

Become a detective: Self-grade every practice section, and make note of the types of problems you’re missing. Then find a way to learn (or relearn) how to do those types of problems. They’re going to keep showing up, and your goal must be to get more of them correct each time.

Success Tip #4

Make sure your calculator is an acceptable one, and use it consistently to get very comfortable with how it works. Also, once you’re ready to work on timed sections, use #2 pencils and bubble in your answers, the way you’ll have to on test day.

Success Tip #5

To become really good at anything—sports, music, academics—you need to practice, practice, practice. The single most important thing students can do to get ready for ACT or SAT is to do quality practice. Practice the components, practice the skills, practice for the performance.

Success Tip #6

ACT or SAT scores are but one of many components of a student’s overall academic record/college admissions portfolio. These scores do not measure a young person’s innate worth, likelihood of success in life, or likelihood of happy life, and we should be mindful of helping them to keep that perspective.

Grab Your Calendar & Note These Important Dates

Upcoming ACT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

December 11, 2021

November 5

February 12, 2022

January 7

April 2, 2022

February 25

June 11, 2022

May 6

Upcoming SAT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

December 4, 2021

November 4

March 12, 2022

February 11

May 7, 2022

April 8

June 4, 2022

May 5

To learn more about how we can help you meet your target score, contact Tim Tibbitts at or 216.235.3115.


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