Only a few SAT and ACT dates are left this spring!

Now that March SAT scores have been released and preparation for the April ACT is complete, it’s time to think about a game plan for the rest of the academic year.  The SAT and ACT are not offered over the summer, so it’s important to plan ahead and get in a full round of testing before the end of the school year.  For most students, a full round of testing consists of the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests.  Read on for more details and important dates!

Retaking the SAT
  • The SAT is offered again this spring on May 4 and June 1, 2013.  The regular registration deadline for the May 4 SAT has already passed, but late registration is available until April 19.  The regular registration deadline for the June 1 SAT is May 7.  To register for the SAT, please visit the College Board’s website.
  • You should plan your student’s testing schedule ahead of time so he or she has time for both the SAT and the SAT subject tests.  The SAT and SAT subject tests cannot be taken on the same day.
  • If your student has already completed a full SAT preparation or an SAT group class, AJ Tutoring offers the option of a 3-4 session SAT review.  During these review sessions, our tutors zero in on your student’s difficulties with the test and focus on fixing specific problem areas or content gaps.
Taking the SAT subject tests
  • SAT subject tests are also offered on May 4 and June 1, 2013.  Registration for the SAT subject tests takes place at the College Board’s website.
  • SAT subject tests are offered in math, literature, US and world history, biology, chemistry, physics, and most languages.
  • Students can take up to 3 subject tests in one day.
  • If your student is taking AP exams in May, it’s a good idea to also take the subject test in that topic in May or June.  For example, many AP US History students do well on the subject test in US History with little additional review.
  • To prepare for SAT subject tests, students typically meet with our tutors for 3-4 sessions for each test to review content and cover test-taking strategies.
The ACT: another college admissions option
Colleges accept both the SAT and ACT for admissions, so for most students it makes sense to try both tests and see which one yields a higher score.  The ACT is faster-paced but more straightforward than the SAT.
  • The ACT is offered one more time this spring on June 8, 2013.  The registration deadline is May 3.  To register for the ACT, please visit the ACT’s website.
  • AJ Tutoring offers two options for ACT preparation.  For students who have not completed a full SAT prep or would like more comprehensive prep for the ACT, we have a full 8-9 session one-on-one tutoring program.  For students who have already prepared for the SAT, we offer a shorter 4-session ACT hybrid review, focusing on the differences between the two tests.
If you’d like to sign up for SAT or ACT review or speak with a director to develop a testing plan for your student, please give us a call at (650) 331-3251, or email  We’re looking forward to talking with you!

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