Who should take an Atlas Test Prep course?
High School Juniors and Seniors looking to increase their admissions test scores and scholarship opportunities.
When should I prep?
The timing of your test preparation depends on your schedule and extra-curricular activities. Consulting your College Counselor or Guidance Counselor is always the best option. Atlas Test Prep recommends that students take the March or May SAT, and April or June ACT in their junior year, and then retake the ACT in September, and SAT in October, of their senior year.
Why should my child prepare?
Preparation is necessary. The college admissions process has become increasingly competitive and the difference of a good SAT or ACT score could make or break the acceptance and scholarship opportunities of your child. Proper preparation will increase your student's confidence while building familiarity with the exam, content, and strategies, and result in a significant score improvement.
What does the course entail?
Atlas Test Prep offers comprehensive and innovative SAT and ACT prep courses to high school Juniors and Seniors. We offer courses in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer and have flexible scheduling and various locations to meet the needs of busy students. Each Group course has ten sessions, six classes and four tests, for a total of 34 hours.
What materials do I receive?
Students receive their course materials on the first day of class. Students will receive the official preparation book (SAT or ACT), complete with real practice tests, as well as another book that outlines strategies and content. Throughout the course additional reference materials will be provided as necessary.
How big are the group courses?
Classes average 12 students, not exceeding 15. Small Groups have 3-5 students. Private Tutoring is one-on-one.
Will there be homework?
There will be individualized homework and necessary work outside of class time. Students average 2-3 hours a week in addition to class time depending on their score demands. Attending all diagnostics (practice test) is a large part of your students success.
Can I make up a class if I have to miss one?
We know that students keep a hectic schedule. Atlas Test Prep is flexible in letting students attend another session free of charge if they are unable to make their own class or test time. Students should notify their instructor of any changes the week prior and they will inform you of potential make-up classes.
Are results guaranteed?
Nothing in life is truly guaranteed. However, we offer a number of
guarantees to each student. First, we guarantee that our tutors know
the tests inside and out, and will work to improve each student's scores
as much as possible. Second, we guarantee that if, for some (unlikely)
reason, a student is not comfortable with his or her tutor, we will
work with that student to ensure that he or she gets the most out of our
tutoring. Third, we guarantee that, if a student attends all tutoring
sessions and all diagnostics, and completes all of the homework, and
still is not satisfied with his or her final score (even if that score
improved), then that student can take any available group course we
offer for the next test for only a $50 material fee, or receive a
discount on further private tutoring. The point is this: we'll work
hard for you; if you work hard, you will improve; or we'll work even
harder to help.
What is the ACT?
The ACT is used by Colleges and Universities to determine admissions, award scholarships, and award grants. The ACT is widely accepted and predominantly in the Southeast and Midwest. An advantage of the ACT is that you are able to take the test as many times as you want and then choose which results to send to schools. See the Chart Below for what is Tested and Scoring.
What is the SAT?
The SAT is used by colleges and Universities to determine admissions, and award scholarships and to award grants. The SAT is widely accepted and predominant on the East and West Coasts. See Chart below for what is tested and scoring.
What is the PLAN?
PLAN is a curriculum-based test that is similar to the ACT Assessment offered by some high schools starting your sophomore year. It is a good predictor of a future ACT score.
What is the PSAT?
The PSAT is taken in either the sophomore or junior year of high school and is used as a gauge for a student's expected performance on the SAT. It is also used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship. Eligibility for the National Merit program is determined by the Selection Index, which is the sum of a student's scores on the math, critical reading and writing skills sections.
Which Test should I take?
Check with colleges that you are applying to. Almost every college accepts both the ACT and SAT. Some elite programs may require SAT Subject Tests and have certain other academic requirements.
How do I get my score?
Scores are available online within 2-3 weeks of the exam for free and by phone for a fee. Scores are then sent out via paper within 4-8 weeks after the test date.
What is a good score?
There is not a good or a bad test score. Make sure that your score falls in line with your chosen colleges'/universities' median scores and that it is an accurate reflection of you as a student.
How do I register for my test?
Atlas Test Prep does not register you for the test!
You must register for your test using the links below. Returning test-takers may also register by phone.
How do I enroll?
You can enroll for a course at any time by clicking on the enroll link on each page and in the last column of your chosen schedule.
Is there a withdrawal fee?
Schedules and plans change. We understand that. Therefore we have implemented an equitable Refund Policy:
there are thirty (30) or fewer days to go to the start of the course in which a student is enrolled, that student may withdraw from that
course and receive the full cost of the course as Tutoring
Credit. If there are more than thirty (30) days to go to the start of
the course in which a student is enrolled, and it has been more than
seven (7) days since the date of enrollment, that student may withdraw
from that course and either (a) pay a $150 withdrawal fee and have the
amount paid for the course, minus that withdrawal fee, refunded to the
student, or (b) receive the full cost of the course as Tutoring
Credit. If there are more than thirty (30) days to go to the start of
the course in which a student is enrolled, and it has been seven (7) or
fewer days since the date of enrollment, that student may withdraw from
that course and the full amount paid for the course will be refunded to
All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent
(via email or post) to Atlas Test Prep. The date that Atlas Test Prep
receives the refund request in writing will be cnsidered the date of the refund
All Tutoring Credit must be used toward Atlas Test Prep, Compass Test Review, or Passport Prep & Placement services no later than one (1) year from the date of issuance.
This Refund Policy is subject to change without notice. If you have any concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at Answers@AtlasTestPrep.com
Still have more questions?
Email us at Answers@AtlasTestPrep.com