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Test Dates

Find out about important tests in your grade and when you should start studying. Parents and students can sort the table below to find information only relevant to your grade and when the next tests are. Progression is based on most common New York curriculum.

ISEE – for entrance into independent schools at almost any age
SHSAT – offered once  (Late October) in 8th grade (admission to Stuyvesant, Technical High Schools, La Guardia, etc)
HSPT – offered once (early November) in 8th grade (used as the Regis admission test)
TACHS – offered once (early November) in 8 grade to admission to catholic high schools and consideration for scholarships
SSAT – offered approximately once a month, taken in 8th grade for entrance into independent high schools

Regents Schedule– All Regents are in June and make ups are given for some tests in August and some January. Students will have various Regents to take at the end of every year.

AP Schedule – All Advanced Placements are early May. None are required except if a student is in an AP course.

PSAT Schedule– Once in the beginning of Junior year. Results affect only National Merit Scholar

SAT Schedule–   -SAT and Subject Tests are offered through the year but estimates are based on when most students take the exams.

                        -students typically take SAT twice, once in Junior year and once in early Senior year
                        -students are encouraged to take SAT Subject Tests at the end of every course

Student YearExamApprox Test DateStart Studying before
Grade 08Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) (Stuyvesant, SI Tech, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, La Guardia, etc)Oct 251 year in advance
Grade 11 Junior or earlierAlgebra2 / Trigonometrymid June8+ months
Grade 11 JuniorSAT(March or May) and OctoberChristmas
Grade 10 SophomoreChemistry SAT Subject Testmid JuneFebruary
Grade 12 SeniorAP Calculus AB or BCearly MayFebruary
Grade 10 Sophomore or earlierGeometry Regentsmid JuneJanuary
Grade 10 SophomoreChemistry Regentsmid JuneJanuary
Grade 05NY State ELA Examlate April, early MayJanuary
Grade 09 or earlier (Grade 8 common)Integrated Algebra Regents, Algebra 1 Common Coremid JuneJanuary
Grade 11 JuniorPhysics SAT Subject Testearly JuneMarch
Grade 07NY State Math Examlate April, Early MayMarch
Grade 11 JuniorPhysics Regentsmid JuneMarch
Grade 11 JuniorPSATmid OctoberSeptember
Grade 08High School Placement Test (HSPT) (Regis Test)November 2Summer
Grade 08Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS)November 7Summer