Class of 2021 Testing Timeline

All colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores for admission.

EDNavigators requires that every student take a full-length practice ACT and/or a full length practice SAT with us before prep sessions begin.  The testing experience and the results will help each student understand the endurance required of each test and determine which test he/she prefers.  It also enables EDNavigators to diagnose issues and make recommendations.  All EDNavigators practice tests are true retired tests.

(For students who have taken the PSAT or practice tests elsewhere, I like to see those results to help with diagnostics, but still require that the student take a full practice SAT with me.)

Practice tests need to be completed at least 6 weeks before prep sessions begin and Prep sessions should begin at least 5 weeks before the student plans to take the real SAT or ACT. 

Each student should plan to take the real test of choice 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.

Many students decide to take both the SAT and the ACT.  These students should plan to take each test 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.

Link to ACT score release dates on

Link to SAT score release dates on CollegeBoard

Note: It is important to always leave room for the chance that your score will be delayed. Don’t cut it too close to the college application due date.

For students who want to prep over the summer but test in winter or spring, EDNavigators suggests completing the prep package over the summer then scheduling at least one review/refresh session about two weeks before the desired test date.