SAT Prep


SAT (Standardized Achievement Test)

The SAT tests students’ knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college, including reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT tests critical thinking skills that students need for success in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.

SAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Required by most colleges
  • High scores can result in acceptance to the college of choice and potential scholarships
  • Way to compare all students across the U.S.

TEST FRAMEWORK

What areas of study does the SAT cover?

  • 4 Total Sections
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Verbal (Reading Comprehension and Writing/Language)
  • 1 Writing Section (graded with two subscores on a scale of 1 – 6 for a total point value of 12)

SCORING
How is the SAT test scored?

  • Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice questions and the essay. Scores can range from a 400 (low) to a 1600 (high).

TIME

How long is the SAT test?

  • Approximately 5 hours with two ten minute breaks

COST

What does the SAT test cost?

  • $45

What is the late fee?

  • $23

What is the standby fee?

  • $38

REGISTRATION

Where do I sign up for the SAT?

  • Register for the exam at CollegeBoard.com
  • Please be aware of registration deadlines. Avoid late fees and be able to choose your testing center by registering early.

RECEIVING SCORES

How do I get my SAT scores?

  • You will receive your scores through the “My SAT Score Report” online approximately 2-3 weeks after the test. You can receive the scores by phone for an additional fee at the same time the online score report is released.

SENDING SCORES

How do I send my SAT scores to colleges?

  • Score CHOICE
    • You can send all of your scores or just one test score, depending on what the particular requirements of the school are. Many schools accept the highest score from all 3 sections while other schools will ask for your best overall test.
    • You receive 4 free score reports with your registration fee
    • Rush reporting is available for an additional fee
    • Visit www.collegeboard.com to begin process

JUMP START’S ROLE

How we provide the edge…

  • Personalized approach to the SAT preparation process. No two students are alike, so why should their SAT program be identical?
  • Focused on identifying trouble spots that challenge different students
  • Accustomed to identifying and understanding the learning needs of individual students
  • Understand that some students face time constraints; we offer programs to accommodate these needs
  • Offer Full Practice Tests – Full actual previous SATs are administered the weekend before each SAT to give students real-time SAT experience
  • Experienced SAT Tutors (ranging from 5 to 12 years of experience)
  • Tutors all attended top-ranked universities
  • Instruction available 7 days a week
  • See services page
  • Jump Start Tutoring