Congratulations to our 2015 National Merit Semifinalists: Zhouhong He from Emmaus, Jacob Holland from Saucon Valley, and Ben Trinkle from Parkland.
PREPARE is dedicated to preparing young people for the college admissions process by training them for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT —and helping them find their own unique voice in their college essays.
Enrolling in a PREPARE course may be the best investment you ever make. If you commit yourself to our intensive classes, you will dramatically increase your test scores and significantly improve your chances of receiving thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars per year in merit aid from the college of your choice.
PREPARE is the best value on the test prep market. We offer more instructional hours at a far lower cost per hour than any of our competitors. Since 2004, Prepare has helped over 6,000 students substantially improve their ACT and SAT scores.
We now offer students detailed assistance with their college essays, as well.
2016: The New SAT is here!
This year's seniors have not be affected at all by the all-new SAT, which was offered for the first time in March.
So far, my junior students' March scores have been pretty high... suspiciously so, just as the October New PSAT were. Hey, I'd love to pat myself on the back for doing an awesome job preparing my kids--hopefully, I have--but it seems likely that the SAT is playing it safe right now, skewing its scores a little on the high side, to make their new test seem more user-friendly. That sounds great... but if everyone submits high SAT scores to colleges across the land next fall, how are colleges to decide between all those high-scoring applicants?
The main point of the SAT and ACT nowadays, with grade inflation rampant in U.S. high schools, is to have a level playing field to compare students from different schools. But if the bulk of New SAT scores seems suspiciously high to college admissions departments... how are they supposed to evaluate these numbers and, more importantly, offer merit aid scholarships based on those scores?
That is why Prepare recommends that all members of the class of 2017 take a long, hard look at the ACT, compare it to the New PSAT they took in October and/or the New SAT they are taking this spring, and make a clear decision about which test they prefer to concentrate on as they move towards the fall of their senior year.
This is why PREPARE is now teaching a combined ACT & New SAT /PSAT course--to put our students in the best position to thrive on either test.
Please go to our Courses and Schedules page, where you can enroll in one of our classes or essay workshops.
Prepare has helped over 6,000 local students from over 60 schools:
Allentown Central Catholic
Faith Christian Academy
Gwynedd Mercy Academy
Hunterdon Central (NJ)
LV Christian Academy
LV Performing Arts
North Hunterdon (NJ)
Notre Dame (Green Pond)
Pius X (Pottstown)
Pius X (Roseto)
Reading Central Catholic
Valley Forge Military Academy
Warren Hills (NJ)
West Chester East