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Important Dates for 2013

January 3, 2013

The New Year is here, and it’s time to mark up your new 2013 calendar!

Include any upcoming exams or college preparations you need to make for your high school student.  Don’t miss these deadlines, because many of them are inflexible!  Check the links below for further information about each test.

Deadline                                 Test or Activity
January                                    Find a college fair to attend in your area

January 11th                             Register for ACT test on Feb 9th

February                                  11th graders schedule college visits

February                                  Find summer jobs and enrichment programs

Feb 8th                                     Register for SAT test on March 9th

March 1st                                 Homeschool deadline for AP exams

March 8th                                 Register for the ACT test on April 13th

April                                        Update reading list, transcript, record keeping

April                                        plan graduation for seniors, order diploma

April 5th                                   Register for the SAT test on May 4th

April 5th                                   Register for SAT Subject Tests on May 4th

May 1st                                    Seniors must decide which college they choose

May 2nd                                   Register for the SAT test on June 1st

May 2nd                                   Register for SAT Subject Tests on June 1st

May 3rd                                    Register for the ACT test on June 8th

May 6th – 10th                          AP exams

May 13th – 17th                        AP exams

June 1st                                    Ask local school about PSAT registration

July                                          Update reading list, transcript, record keeping

August                                    Start college application essays

September 1st                          Ask local school about PSAT registration

October 16th and 19th              PSAT Test

For more information about important tests:
ACT Test Dates
SAT Test Dates
AP Test Dates
PSAT Test Dates

Your best strategy for keeping all the balls in the air is preparation.  The HomeScholar Gold Care Club will give you the comprehensive help you need to homeschool high school.


  1. Denise says:

    Are these dates for current 10th or 11th graders?

    January 3rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  2. Lee says:

    These are the current dates, but they do change every year. The registration links remain the same, though.

    January 3rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  3. J W says:

    Oops, Lee – Denise was really asking, “In which years do we have to do each of these things?” F’rinstance, everyone has to update their transcripts in April. But Freshmen don’t need to worry about the PSAT in September. I’m wondering the same things, so please, pretty please, enlighten us.

    January 3rd, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  4. Assistant to The HomeScholar says:

    Very good question, Denise and Jo! You are correct, Freshmen typically think about registering for the PSAT in late summer/early fall. Here’s an article that I think will answer your question:

    Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit

    That article includes info and links you can use to find out when and where the PSAT is given in your area, and how to prepare. I hope that helps!

    Assistant to The HomeScholar

    January 3rd, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  5. Sharie says:

    It’s not (just) the PSAT part that’s confusing. That was just her example.

    My kid is a junior, so only some of these apply to him (but which?). Some only apply to seniors. Some apply to both!

    (Not that I’m complaining! This blog is what is getting me through homeschooling high school and I appreciate EVERY effort you make to help us!!)

    January 3rd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

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