ACT Exam and SAT Test Preparation
Acquire essential tools, proven tips and important information to get ahead of the curve. Expert-led instruction at FCC delivers what you need to know to succeed. Review exam structures, test-taking techniques, strategies and more.
With U.S. SAT test dates and deadlines now available through June 2019, schedule time to prepare and practice, make note of test dates and align your plan with college application deadlines. Watch this College Board video for tips on creating a timeline that works for you and register for test preparation and strategy classes at FCC >>
U.S. SAT Test Dates and Deadlines
SAT Test Date
March 9, 2019
|February 27, 2019 (Online)|
May 4, 2019
|April 5, 2019|
June 1, 2019
|May 3, 2019|
Why Prepare Ahead of Time?
In short, preparing and taking a practice exam well in advance of a scheduled ACT or SAT date should be standard for all students looking to achieve their highest possible score. This allows students to set realistic study schedules, tackle their fears, build confidence and make sure their plan for how to approach the test is working, with enough time to make modifications as needed.
Choosing an SAT test date that gives you plenty of time to study and works well with your schedule is vital for quality prep. Typically, it's best to choose a date at least a few months ahead of time so you can easily tweak your schedule to make time for study sessions. If you choose a date that's very soon (i.e., less than a month before the test), you won't have as much time to study or rearrange your schedule. Review prep classes below to determine which is the best for you and then register online >>
Sources: usnews.com, blog.prepscholar.com
ACT Prep, SAT Prep & SAT Strategies Classes at Frederick Community College
Strengthen your understanding in all sections of the ACT exam, learn test taking strategies, review test questions, complete practice test sections, and explore specific ways to improve your score. Incorporates strategies for English, Math, Reading, and Science.
3/21 - 4/04 • Tue & Thu • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
5/21 - 5/30 • Tue & Thu • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
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.
2/18 - 2/27 • Mon & Wed • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2/19 - 2/28 • Tue & Thu • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
4/15 - 4/24 • Mon & Wed • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
4/16 - 4/25 • Tue & Thu • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
5/13 - 5/22 • Mon & Wed • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
5/14 - 5/23 • Tue & Thu • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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.
2/18 - 2/27 • Mon & Wed • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
2/19 - 2/28 • Tue & Thu • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
4/15 - 4/24 • Mon & Wed • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
4/16 - 4/25 • Tue & Thu • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
5/13 - 5/22 • Mon & Wed • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
5/14 - 5/23 • Tue & Thu • 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
SAT Strategies - Math
Maximize your test performance by understanding test elements, identifying patterns, and developing a better understanding of the rules and clues. Discussions focus on identifying strategies and methods to earn your best score. Also find out what type of calculator is permitted during testing and learn how to make the best use of its functions.
2/23 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4/27 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5/11 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SAT Strategies - Verbal
Increase your confidence by understanding what types of questions will be asked and discover the best methods for choosing correct answers. Knowing directions prior to the test allows you to focus on questions and reading passages while you're there. Also learn to identify and strengthen your weak spots in order to achieve the best score possible.
3/02 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4/13 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5/18 • Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Important SAT Testing Information
U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.
- U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
- Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
- Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020 SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
- If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
- Your registration options will be limited if you aren't taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.
In Person versus Online Test Preparation
Which is best for you? It depends on what is most important when it comes to preparing for the SAT test. If you need one-on-one personalized attention in a focused environment with a set schedule, then in-person learning is likely your best choice. Or do you prefer to learn at your own pace with the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime on a laptop or mobile device? Then online instruction may be the ideal format for you. Consider your options and always remember, preparing ahead of time 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.
• Minimized distractions
• Individualized instruction
• Easier explanations to problems
• Trust and relationship built between student/teacher.
• Specific physical location
• Fixed schedule
• Can be more costly
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.
• Self-paced learning
• Lack of face-to-face time with instructor
• Not personalized or tailored to specific needs
• Potential outside distractions during learning sessions
• Requires high level of self-discipline and self-motiviation
Ready to register for prep classes? Choose the option that's right for you! >>
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