When Should I Start Preparing to Take the SAT or ACT?

One of the more common SAT/ACT Prep questions I am asked is “when should my child begin their SAT or ACT Prep?” There isn’t a single answer that meets the needs of all students; however, my general advice is plan ahead. Look at your child’s schedule and target a 2 – 3 month time period during his/her Junior year where they have time to attend weekly prep sessions and practice for the test independently.