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SAT Spring Break Institute

Take time to study for the Revised SAT exam at USC Columbia during your spring break. Learn in a classroom environment with an experienced instructor who will guide you through USC's comprehensive SAT preparation course.

This class helped me prepare for the reading, math and writing sections. My instructor provided constructive feedback which made the questions easier to answer.

Get a head start on studying for SAT during your Spring Break

Join us at USC Columbia's Campus for our SAT Spring Break Institute during the week of April 10-13. Students have the opportunity to get started on studying for SAT while they are off from school for spring break. The class meets daily, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.


Who should take this course?

Students generally take the SAT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors and seniors, currently in high school who may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.

Our SAT Spring Break Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the school year. This one-week institute is held over 4 consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to the upcoming spring test dates. Students are expected to actively participate in class.


About the Course

Whether you are seeking assistance with the Reading, Writing and Language or Math section of the SAT, this course will take the mystery out of the new exam.  Learn useful study and test-taking strategies and time management skills to help limit test anxiety. We've helped hundreds gain admission into a college of their choice and we are ready to assist you.                               

Our comprehensive program emphasizes the SAT test components including test taking strategies, question formats, process of elimination, math, reading, and writing and language. Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested.                              

This affordable and comprehensive course meets Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 3 pm for a total of 20 educational hours. Students are encouraged to continue to practice their skills in between classes, leading to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors.

The course fee includes all classroom instruction and course materials:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • The textbook - The Official Guide to Revised SAT Guide and a workbook provided on the first day of class
  • Real SAT practice questions and tests
  • An easy-to-follow study plan 
  • Lunch daily

You'll receive an email about one week before the first class begins with the class location and directions.    

Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
SAT Spring Break Institute
04/10/2017 – 04/13/2017

4 Sessions

Registration Closed

Notes: Class includes lunch daily, vegetarian options available but please submit requests at least 2 weeks before class starts. Class location and directions will be emailed one week before the course begins.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM$499.00


Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.


I benefited greatly from this class - the lessons were extremely helpful and the format was easy to follow.