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SATs for Sophomores?

Question: When should students begin taking SAT's? I am in 10th grade, and many of my friends are taking the SAT's this year, but what's the use? Will the scores go onto my college applications? Shouldn't I just wait until I'm a junior?

Should a soph sit for SATs? Typically, a student's first brush with admission testing begins with the PSAT in the fall of junior year, and most don't tackle the SAT I until that spring. However, a growing number of students are now taking the SAT I's for the first time as sophomores. They want to get a ballpark idea of how they are going to perform on this test and to discover their weak spots while there's still time to improve them.

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