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SAT Prep

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. Our experts take the mystery out of the SAT, making it clear exactly what you need to know and helping you hone your skills. All of USC's SAT® preparation course options include: 

  • Expert Instructors: Our test prep instructors are highly trained professionals.  Our experienced instructors know the SAT® and care about helping you achieve your goal.
  • Proven Strategies:  USC's curriculum was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.
  • Superior Materials:  The SAT® Prep Course includes the official preparation guide with practice tests from The College Board® and a course workbook. 
  • Online Support: Our online support package for both in-person and live online SAT® classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access to student portal continues for 120 days after your last scheduled class, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.
  • Convenient Schedule Options: In-person programs are conveniently held on the USC Columbia campus. Live online classes provide alternative schedules and the added benefit of taking the class from anywhere in the world.
  • Value:  The course fee includes all course materials, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Our SAT Prep Course Curriculum

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

  • Introduction to the SAT®
  • Question formats
  • Time management
  • Process of elimination
  • Informed guessing
  • Solution strategies
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Fractions, percentages, and averages
  • Rates, ratios, and proportions
  • Polynomials
  • Analytic and coordinate geometry
  • Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
  • Word problems
  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Writing structure and organization
  • Critical reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Graphical interpretation

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.

Our SAT Prep Course Options

SAT Prep Live Online Course

SAT® Live Online sessions provide all the quality instruction of the traditional classroom sessions from the comfort and convenience of your home.  

SAT Prep Weekend Classroom Course (In-Person)

Prepare for the SAT® in a classroom environment with onsite instructors. The SAT Prep Course is available multiple times during the school year and held either Saturday or Sunday on campus.

SAT Summer Institutes

SAT® Summer Institutes offer the same curriculum, materials, and onlineresources as our SAT® Blitz classes, but they are scheduled during the summer when many students havemore time available for practice. The SAT® Summer Institute classes are offered on campus and live-online.On-campus classes are scheduled in a condensed four-day format. Live-online Summer Institute classesgive you a variety of schedule options to fit your summer plans.

SAT Live Online Summer Ultimate

SAT® Live Online Summer Ultimate is a 40-hour test prep program thatprovides you with the tools you need to prepare for the SAT. The extended format allows time for contentreview and practice of test-taking strategies. Three proctored practice tests allow you to get a feel for thetest, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and receive feedback on questions you find challenging. 

Free SAT Information Workshop

FREE SAT workshops are held throughout the year.  Join our mailing list to stay informed. This workshop will introduce you to the SAT exam including study tips and sample test questions. 


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

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