When should students start their SAT & ACT prep?
The simple answer: during the junior year. Students who need large improvements may want to start earlier. We are big advocates of picking the test date based on the student's schedule. If your son or daughter has a busy spring with lots of sports, maybe consider the December SAT & ACT and do most of the prep during the fall. If summer works well, the summer before the junior year is a great option. Most students have already covered all of the relevant content in school by the end of their sophomore year, so it really just comes down to picking the best time during the junior year.