Who should take the 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 a student's schedule and extra-curricular activities. Consulting your College Counselor or Guidance Counselor is always the best option. ATP recommends for students to take the March or May SAT, 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 score could make or break the acceptance and scholarship opportunities of your child. Proper preparation will increase your students confidence while building familiarity with the exam, content, 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 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 an Atlas Test Prep Workbook, The Real ACT or SAT Prep Guide and an exam packet.
How big are the group courses?
Classes average 12 students, not exceeding 15. Small Groups have 3-5 students and 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 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 make-up classes.
Are results guaranteed?
Atlas Test Prep guarantees results. We offer a Higher Score Guarantee on all of our programs. If a student does not improve, or they do not feel ready to take the test, they can repeat our group course free of charge.
What is the ACT?
The ACT is used by colleges and Universities to determine admissions, award scholarships and to 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 test unlimited 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 they are applying to. Almost every college accepts both the ACT and SAT. Some elite programs may require SAT Subject Tests and certain academic requirements. Check with colleges to which you are applying.
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 choice colleges/universities median score and that 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 anytime 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. A student can withdraw up until 7 days of their class start date for $150. fee that will be deducted from their initial enrollment. The withdrawal fee can be used up to 1 year of it's issuance towards future preparation with Atlas Test Prep. Anytime after 7 days prior to their start date, a refund is not available and the initial enrollment can/will be applied as a full credit towards an upcoming course or tutoring with Atlas Test Prep.
Still have more questions?
Email us at Answers@AtlasTestPrep.com