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SAT Weekend Classroom Course

UofSC's SAT® preparation programs offer serious preparation for this high-stakes test. 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.

             Thanks to this course, I was able to increase my score on the SAT and now I've qualified for the SC Palmetto Fellows scholarship!  

Learn On Campus

UofSC's flagship campus provides exceptional academic resources in an energetic environment that easily connects you to other students. Nestled in downtown Columbia, you'll be close to everything.

Who should take this course?

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

This SAT weekend course is ideal for students who need an intensive preparation program during the school year and wish to develop essential test-taking skills.

About the Course

Our expert instructors guide you through each section of the SAT exam and provide personal attention. Learn useful study and test-taking strategies and time management skills to help limit test anxiety. 

This comprehensive course meets on the UofSC Columbia campus once per week for four weeks on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons for a total of 16 educational hours. Students are encouraged to continue to practice their skills during the week, leading to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors.

The course fee includes:

  • 16 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Experienced, dedicated instructors
  • Official preparation guide including practice tests from The College Board
  • Thorough presentations and explanations
  • Review of frequently tested topics
  • Online support resources (Access includes recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access continues through 120 days after your last scheduled class session.)

Course Topics

  • 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

I really feel prepared to take the SAT now. This course was exactly what I needed. 


Registration and Fees

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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.

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