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Learn the skills and techniques needed to elevate your SAT score. When you compare the quality, cost and convenience of University of South Carolina SAT test preparation, you'll discover the value of courses that are offered multiple times each year in the classroom on several USC campuses or through our live online classroom.

We understand the vital role that college entrance exams such as the SAT play in college admissions. Acceptance into a student's school of choice and scholarship opportunities can hinge on the performance on this high stake exam.

The SAT exam is recommended and required by many 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, and technical schools. Check with the colleges you are interested in attending for their average test score.

Properly prepared students are more likely to perform to their highest potential after completing a test preparation course. University Test Prep has helped over 900 students prepare for the SAT exam. Let us assist you with meeting your goals on the exam.

Best of all? You can choose the environment that best fits your learning style and schedule. Both of our SAT Preparation classroom and live online preparation courses includes expert instruction, the Official SAT Study Guide and workbook, real SAT practice questions and tests and an easy-to-follow study plan. Take a look at our prep courses to see which one best fits your needs. Learn more about the new revised SAT exam and application by attending our FREE SAT Information Workshop for an introduction on how to prepare for the test or visiting About SAT & UofSC.

The instructor was ready to answer my questions and I feel as though I gained a lot from this class. The reading and writing and math lessons helped greatly. It was easy to follow.


My instructor provided a full range of strategies, helped me practice problems and covered all of the topics. I feel much more prepared!


Our SAT Prep Course Curriculum

Designed by expert writers, our 4-session preparation courses help you understand the content and maximize your SAT score. All of our courses include topics covering required test concepts, including:

Session 1  Introduction to the SAT, General Information; Math Test Overview; Equations; Inequalities; and Reading

Session 2 — Picking numbers; Fractions; Reading

Session 3  Exponents; Polynomials and Analytical Geometry; Writing and Language

Session 4 — Polynomials and Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry; Writing and Language


Quantitative Test topics include:

  • Solution strategies, for both and for multiple choice problems
  • Tips for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Fractions, percentages and averages
  • Rates, ratios, and proportions
  • Polynomials
  • Analytic and coordinate geometry
  • Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
  • Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam

Reading and Writing Topics include:

  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Writing structure and organization
  • Sentence completion
  • Critical reading
  • Reading comprehension. Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
  • Graphical interpretation

General Topics Include:

  • Introduction to the New SAT
  • Question formats
  • Time Management
  • Solving “Multiple Right Answer” questions
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Informed guessing

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