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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 Year Exam Approx Test Date Start Studying before
Grade 08 Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) (Stuyvesant, SI Tech, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, La Guardia, etc) Oct 25 1 year in advance
Grade 11 Junior or earlier Algebra2 / Trigonometry mid June 8+ months
Grade 11 Junior SAT (March or May) and October Christmas
Grade 10 Sophomore Chemistry SAT Subject Test mid June February
Grade 12 Senior AP Calculus AB or BC early May February
Grade 10 Sophomore or earlier Geometry Regents mid June January
Grade 10 Sophomore Chemistry Regents mid June January
Grade 05 NY State ELA Exam late April, early May January
Grade 09 or earlier (Grade 8 common) Integrated Algebra Regents, Algebra 1 Common Core mid June January
Grade 11 Junior Physics SAT Subject Test early June March
Grade 07 NY State Math Exam late April, Early May March
Grade 11 Junior Physics Regents mid June March
Grade 11 Junior PSAT mid October September
Grade 08 High School Placement Test (HSPT) (Regis Test) November 2 Summer
Grade 08 Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) November 7 Summer