College Planning
Typical plan for AMC 12 / AIME
Optimal action plan  

Target year: November  Review Previous tests 
Target year: October 
Review Previous tests 
Target year: September  Review Previous tests 
Target year: August  Finish Khan Academy's PreCalculus and then review Previous tests 
Target year: July  Finish Khan Academy's PreCalculus and then review Previous tests 
Target year: June  Finish Khan Academy's PreCalculus and then review Previous tests 
Target year: May  Complete AoPS PreCalculus Book and then review Previous tests 
Target year: April  Complete AoPS PreCalculus Book and then review Previous tests 
Target year: March  Complete AoPS PreCalculus Book and then review Previous tests 
Target year: February  Complete AoPS PreCalculus Book and then review Previous tests 
Target year: January  Complete AoPS Intermediate Counting & Probability, then PreCalculus Book, and then review Previous tests 
Year before Target year : December  Complete AoPS Intermediate Counting & Probability, then PreCalculus Book, and then review Previous tests 
Year before Target year : November  Complete AoPS Intermediate Counting & Probability, then PreCalculus Book, and then review Previous tests 
Year before Target year : October  Complete AoPS Intermediate Counting & Probability, then PreCalculus Book, and then review Previous tests 
Year before Target year : September  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Intermediate Counting & Probability (3) PreCalculus (4) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : August  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Intermediate Counting & Probability (3) PreCalculus (4) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : July  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Intermediate Counting & Probability (3) PreCalculus (4) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : June  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Intermediate Counting & Probability (3) PreCalculus (4) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : May  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Introduction to Number Theory (3) Intermediate Counting & Probability (4) PreCalculus (5) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : April  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Introduction to Number Theory (3) Intermediate Counting & Probability (4) PreCalculus (5) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : March  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Introduction to Number Theory (3) Intermediate Counting & Probability (4) PreCalculus (5) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : February  (1) Introduction to Geometry, (2) Introduction to Number Theory (3) Intermediate Counting & Probability (4) PreCalculus (5) Previous tests 
Year before Target year : January  (1) Introduction to Counting & Probability, (2) Introduction to Geometry, (3) Introduction to Number Theory, (4) Intermediate Counting & Probability (5) PreCalculus (6) Previous tests 
Typical Schedule For SAT And ACT Test
Year 
Month 
Tests 
Note 
Sophomore (10th) 
June 
SAT Subject Test 
May be considered for those taking World History.
Must for certain Language Tests 
June 
ACT 
Too early. not recommended 

Junior (11th) 
September 
ACT 
Optional 
October 
SAT Math Level II Subject test + 2 other subjects 
TOO Fundamentally important 

October 
ACT 
Optional 

November 
SAT Subject Test 
May be considered for those who wish to take the Language
test with Listening 

December 
2nd SAT Subject Test 
Must for World History or Latin 

December 
ACT 
Optional 

January 
SAT 
Optional 

February 
ACT 
Optional 

March 
SAT
Reasoning Test 
Best time to
try in the Junior year 

April 
ACT 
Optional 

May 
3rd SAT Subject Test 
Must actively prepare in coordination with
School's finals and AP Exams 

June 
SAT Subject Test 
May be considered for those taking World History.
Must for certain Language Tests 

June 
ACT 
Do actively prepare but only after SAT Subject
Tests are over. Ground work for September Test 

Senior (12th) 
September 
ACT 
The real
deal, This will likely be the test most usable for most applications 
October 
SAT
Reasoning Test 
May be the
last test before Early Decision Deadline 

October 
ACT 
Optional. Should avoid if decent ACT or SAT score
has already been achieved 

November 
4th SAT Subject Test 
Must for Languages with Listening. This is likely
to be the last test score usable for Early Decision application, preparation
for this test should start at least 1 year before the test as there will be
multiple events competing for student's attention near this test date 

December 
5th SAT Subject Test 
Should actively prepare in case of not being
accepted via Early Decision, but only after the November Subject Test 

December 
ACT 
Should register for, but actively prepare only
after the 5th SAT Subject Test is over. To be used as insurance 

January to graduation 

Aim for the best scores in AP and all school
classes. May resume extracurricular activities or part time works. DO NOT
SLACK OFF!!! 