We recommend that you take one of either (or one of each if you want to see which one you might like better) before the end of 11th grade, usually in the spring. This helps get a baseline of where you are, knowing that the vast majority of students will do better on their second attempt. This also helps the college counselor when making an initial college list for the student after the first meeting. Most students take two tests, one in the spring of junior year and another in the fall of senior year. We try to have students take a test no more than three times. Also know there are many wonderful schools out there that are test-optional, and the number of schools that are becoming test-optional grows every year. Many colleges are realizing that the tests do not indicate the success of a student in college and want to look at the student in a more holistic manner, something we at Field enthusiastically support!