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LOCATION: Newark, Del.
PRICE: $475, all materials included. Financial aid or discounts may be available: UD dependents, Delaware residents.

The SAT Summer Institute classes offer the same curriculum, materials and online resources as our SAT Blitz classes, but they are scheduled during the summer when many students have more time available for practice. The intensive test prep program provides students with the tools they need to prepare for the SAT. Meeting four times per week for one week, participants develop essential test-taking skills in an in-person format on the University of Delaware’s campus. Students are provided with an in-depth review of the exam materials, real test questions, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests and a comprehensive study plan.

SAT Summer Institute is applicable to rising juniors who are taking the test for the first time, seniors and other high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores, and younger students who are curious about or want early preparation for the SAT.

What does the class include?

  • 16 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Experienced, dedicated instructors
  • A suite of digital materials embedded within the student portal that include:
    •  Real SAT practice questions and tests
    • Course workbook
  • Thorough presentations and explanations
  • Access to online support resources
  • Real SAT practice questions and tests
  • Easy-to-follow study plan
  • Online office hours available for 120 days after the course ends
  • Class can be retaken within one year at a 50% discount

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Topics covered

Test-taking strategies

  • Introduction to the current SAT
  • Question formats
  • Time management
  • Process of elimination
  • Informed guessing

Quantitative subjects

  • Solution strategies
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Fractions, percentages and averages
  • Rates, ratios and proportions
  • Polynomials
  • Analytic and coordinate geometry
  • Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
  • Word problems

Verbal subjects

  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Writing structure and organization
  • Critical reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Graphical interpretation

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Financial aid available

Need-based financial aid is available for students enrolling in the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT or GMAT test prep programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to submissions received at least three weeks prior to the applicable course start date. — APPLY NOW

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For courses that are $500 or less, a refund minus a $25 processing fee will be given if the request is received in writing up to two full business days prior to the start date. No refunds will be awarded for withdrawals made less than two full business days before the program start date or after the program has started.

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UD’s test-optional admissions policy

The University of Delaware adopted a test-optional admissions policy beginning with those applying to enter UD in fall 2017. The pilot program gives Delaware residents the ability to choose whether or not to submit their SAT/ACT scores as a part of their admission application.

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Partnering with ETC

The University of Delaware’s test prep institutes are offered in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, ETC helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the country. ETC provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.

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