Should You Take the SAT or ACT Before Your Junior Year?

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My go-to advice for anyone planning to apply to college is almost always the same: start early. The more knowledge you gain, the more informed you'll be when it's time to craft your list of target schools — things like cost of attendance, selectivity and average SAT or ACT scores can all play a role in determining where you'll apply. However, there's one question I get asked time and again for which I would have to say don't start too early.

“Should I take the SAT or ACT as a first-year or sophomore in high school?"

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