For best results, take the SAT test in spring (March, May, June) and then again in the fall. Most students need this time to learn about their strengths and weaknesses and to spend time working with a private tutor to improve the weak areas. As the following article states, the SAT test is the way colleges judge your desirability, and if you start now, you will have the best chance of acceptance to a top college.
Spring is here and for the average high-schooler planning to attend college, its the most popular season for the SATs. The SAT is a pivotal component of college applications. Most colleges use these scores to help decide whether to admit students, and other use it as one of many tools to judge a future student’s performance and academic aptitude. The SAT is offered several times a year, but most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.