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SAT & ACT Test Preparation
 

The SAT and ACT tests are standardized exams you will likely encounter on your journey from high school to college. Both ACT and SAT test scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either test, and do not favor one over the other. That said, college-bound students are increasingly taking both the SAT and ACT.

         

       

Get ready for your college entrance exam by attending test prep classes at FCC to gain essential tools, proven tips and important information and get ahead of the curve. Register today for test prep classes and be sure to make note of test dates while aligning your plan with college application deadlines. Additional test tips, tools & information >> 

Summer and Fall Registration is Open

FCC summer/fall classes will be delivered primarily online to maintain public safety. Face to face instruction and student interactions will only be conducted when it is necessary, required, and feasible to do so in a safe environment. Classes will be offered in online, structured remote, and hybrid learning formats. Comprehensive student resources remain available remotely to deliver College services to students. 

FCC is currently in Stage 1 of the Frederick Community College Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery plan.  As we continue to develop ways to safely and thoughtfully offer a few in-person instructional experiences, we tried to anticipate questions and provide answers about what to expect should you register for a class that meets on Main Campus or at the Monroe Center. Additional information is available here.


 

SAT TEST - Dates & Deadlines

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. Created and administered by the College Board, the SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test featuring two sections: math and verbal (evidence-based reading and writing). The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college. The importance of SAT scores in the college application process varies from school to school. Overall, the higher you score on the SAT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you. Important SAT testing information >>

 
SAT Test Date Register By Scheduled Anticipated
August 29, 2020 tbd x
October 3, 2020 tbd x
November 7, 2020 tbd x
December 5, 2020 tbd x


SAT Prep - Math Review

Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction.


SAT Prep - Verbal Review
Get ready to earn your best score with this in-depth review. Study vocabulary, improve reading comprehension, and acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Back to top

 

ACT TEST - Dates & Deadlines

ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. 
Designed to motivate students to perform to their best ability, the ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score. Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school. Learn more about the ACT >>


SAT/ACT Prep - Math Review
Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Back to top
SAT/ACT Prep - Verbal Review

Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Back to top 
TEST TAKING TIPS & INFORMATION 

Many colleges require an SAT or ACT test score as a part of the admissions process. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside high school GPAs, classes taken in high school, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and essays. The weight of scores varies in the college application process from school to school. Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you. Back to top


Important SAT Testing Information
In addition to the below information, be sure to visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat for all the latest details regarding test dates and registration deadlines. U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories. Mailed U.S. registration materials must be postmarked by U.S. deadlines (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.) If you miss a deadline, there is a waitlist.
 
Why Prepare Ahead of Time? 
In short, preparing and taking a practice exam well in advance of a scheduled test date should be standard for all students looking to achieve their highest possible score. Advance practice allows students to set realistic study schedules, tackle fears, build confidence and make sure their test approach is working, while allowing enough time to make modifications as needed. Choose a test date that gives you plenty of time to study and works well with your schedule. Back to top

In Person Versus Online Instruction
Which is best for you? It depends on what is most important when it comes to preparing for your test. Consider your options and always remember, preparing ahead of time in either format is the best way to earn your top score.

In-Person Test Preparation
In-person preparation provides students with instructor-led tailored preparation to overcome weakness and build on strengths to ensure a student earns their best overall score.
 
xxxxx PROS CONS
     • Accountability    • Specific physical location
     • Minimized distractions    • Fixed schedule
     • Individualized instruction    • Can be costly
     • Specific explainations to problems
     • Trust builds between student & teacher
 
Online Test Preparation
Online test preparation offers students the flexibility to study on their own schedule. Students can choose from a variety of online prep options making it one of the most flexible and cost-efficient study-methods available.

xxxxx PROS CONS
     • Convenience    • Lack of face-to-face time with instructor
     • Self-paced learning    • Not personalized or tailored to specific needs
     • Affordability    • Potential outside distractions during learning 
     • Flexibility    • Requires high level of self-discipline

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Sources: collegereadiness.collegeboard.org; princetonreview.comact.orgusnews.com, blog.prepscholar.com

 

 

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