Recommended Testing Calendar
St. Andrew’s encourages students to make thoughtful choices about standardized testing. Studies show that students who are more mature, who have greater classroom knowledge, and who engage in test prep over time, ultimately receive higher scores on standardized tests. With this in mind, testing during the middle to the end of the V Form (junior) year is ideal and recommended. The below standardized test schedule is being provided for general guidance. Keep in mind that there is no one perfect testing schedule for all of our students. In December of their junior year, college counselors meet with V Form students to map out a testing plan. Counselors are also available to meet with IV Formers (sophomores) who have questions about standardized testing.
Recommended Testing Schedule for the 2023-24 School Year
St. Andrew’s will offer on-campus SAT and ACT testing for all dates listed below when the school is in session, unless otherwise noted. Students who wish to take a standardized test on a given date when St. Andrew’s is not in session must register to take the test at their local high school or other testing center.
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*The November 4, 2023 SAT will not be offered on campus at St. Andrew’s.
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*The ACT will not be offered on campus at St. Andrew’s on this date.
Students and parents/guardians, please note:
Advanced Placement exams—Students should consult with their classroom teacher to determine whether taking the AP exam in a particular subject is appropriate. If they plan to self-study for an AP, they should consult with College Counseling. Third Form students should not take AP exams during their III Form year.
Standardized test prep—During the V Form year, St. Andrew’s offers students online test prep classes and online individual tutoring sessions through Revolution Prep. Compass Prep has also been recommended to students as a resource. Students are also encouraged to use summer and term breaks to engage in test prep, and to attend standardized testing info sessions, when offered, during the school year.
Testing locations—When school is not in session, students who wish to take a standardized test must register to test at their local high school or test center.
Test scores—It is the student’s responsibility to send official test scores to colleges or other requestors (e.g. NCAA, National Merit, scholarships, etc.).
Score choice—While the College Board’s score choice option allows students to choose which test scores to submit to colleges, some highly selective colleges require students to waive this option and to submit their entire testing history.
For more info on how to register for the SAT or ACT, visit our Testing Info page.