Hello, I am an incoming Junior and am starting to prep and plan for the standardized tests. I am looking for any advice on when to take the tests, how prepared I should be before taking them for the first time, etc. In addition, the SAT is undergoing a revision so if I want to take the old SAT I will have to take it before March 5, 2016. I took the PSAT last year (received a 211) and will be taking it again this year. I have heard from friends who are off to college (not service academies) that they focused on either the SAT or the ACT. I know West Point doesn't mind either way, but I am still not certain which test I want to use. I am slightly overwhelmed looking at all the dates and info and concerned about how I score because my school does not normally rank students and I am not sure if they will make an exception (I am ranked 1 or 2 in my class out of 60, but at a very competitive college prep school). I want to make sure that if my rank does end up being calculated based on my SAT/ACT scores that it represents how much effort I put into my academics. This post is sort of a mess, but any input is appreciated. Thanks!