SAT Prep

A great SAT score can transform a good college application into an outstanding one. Our proven curriculum, strategies, and study methods help students gain the knowledge and confidence they need to excel on the day of the test.

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Average Point Increase after 3 months of prep

What is the SAT? How important is it?

In recent years, the SAT has become the second most widely administered college entrance exam in the U.S. When making admissions decisions, colleges and universities consider applicants’ SAT scores in addition to a number of other factors, including GPA, extracurricular activities, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and interviews. 

Read an article from MIT’s Dean of Admissions why prestigious schools like MIT want to see SAT scores.


What's on the SAT?

The SAT is a three-hour multiple-choice test with 3 sections and 154 multiple-choice questions. It covers reading, writing, and math, and is used to determine students’ preparedness for college. The Math section is comprised of a single test with two components – a no-calculator portion and a calculator-allowed portion. 


Should you take the SAT?

While the SAT is meant to measure what you learn in high school, the test itself can trip up even the best students due to its subtle answer choices and the no-calculator Math portion. You’ll need exceptional focus, excellent time-management skills, and a familiarity with the exam’s structure to really master it. 

IVY’D College Prep’s SAT prep programs are designed to give you all of the above. Our carefully-crafted curriculum and expert teachers will give you the confidence you need to reach your goal SAT score.

Choosing between the SAT or ACT? Take our quiz!

Unsure which test is best for you?
Find out which one is more advantageous for your personal study style and test taking skills with Ivy Light’s simple, online quiz. 

When is the SAT test?


The SAT is offered 7 times each year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. Students of all ages are eligible to take the SAT. Many students take the SAT in their junior year and often retake it in the fall of their senior year.

2022-2023 Test Dates (National)

SAT Test Date*Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation, and Late Registration
Dec 3, 2022Nov 3, 2022Nov 22, 2022
Mar 11, 2023Feb 10, 2023 RegisterFeb 28, 2023
May 6, 2023Apr 7, 2023 RegisterApr 25, 2023
June 3, 2023May 4, 2023 RegisterMay 23, 2023
Aug 26, 2023Paper: Jul 28, 2023 Digital: Aug 11, 2023Aug 15, 2023
Oct 7, 2023Paper: Sept 8, 2023 Digital: Sept 22, 2023Sept 26, 2023
Nov 4, 2023Paper: Oct 6, 2023 Digital: Oct 20, 2023Oct 24, 2023
Dec 2, 2023Paper: Nov 3, 2023 Digital: Nov 17, 2023Nov 21, 2023
Mar 9, 2024Feb 23, 2024Feb 27, 2024**
May 4, 2024Apr 19, 2024Apr 23, 2024**
June 1, 2024May 17, 2024May 21, 2024**

How to Prepare for the SAT

Many students find that their best score comes from a combination of self-study and guided study.
Prepare for the SAT with IVY’D College Prep, and get the guidance you need to self-study efficiently and improve your score.

Expert Instructors

We’re proud of our faculty, and at IVY'D College Prep, we only hire the best: experienced teachers who are experts in their fields and display the energy and enthusiasm necessary to engage students.

Proven Curriculum

IVY'D College Prep's lessons and material have been developed over the last 10 years with great care and attention to detail. We’re constantly adapting our curriculum to fit changing standardized tests.

More Than Test Prep

Instead of focusing on tips and tricks to simply “beat the SAT” we strive to instill a true passion for learning and teach fundamental academic skills to help students excel in college and beyond.

Schedule an SAT Diagnostic Test

We offer a variety of SAT prep classes and 1-to-1 tutoring to fit your timeline, budget, and goals.
Contact us to schedule a free practice test and consultation!

My tutor at IVY’D College Prep kept me engaged even though we were studying on Zoom. I couldn’t have reached my goal without the support of my IVY’D tutor.

Cecilia H. •  MIT, Class of 2023

Confidence and success starts with IVY'D College Prep!