When should my child start preparing for the SAT exam?
The summer after completing Grade 10/5th form is the best time to start preparing for the SAT exam.
How many times per year is the SAT exam?
Internationally, the Official SAT exam is offered 4 times per year: March, May, October, and December.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, CollegeBoard has added an August sitting for international students as well.
In the USA, the Official SAT exam is offered 7 times a year: March, May, June, August, October, November, December.
Does AIM have payment plans for the SAT Class?
Yes, we do! You can pay in up to 5 small payments depending on when you sign up for the class. The closer to the class start date, the less payment plan options there are. FINAL PAYMENT MUST BE MADE 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE END OF CLASSES.
How many subject areas will the SAT classes cover?
The SAT exam comprises of 2 Verbal (English) sections and 2 Math sections and our classes will cover both areas.
I did not do CSEC, GCSE or IGCSE exams can I just do SAT's and apply to a school abroad?
No, SAT is not a replacement for CSEC and CAPE subjects.
I did not grasp Math and English at the CSEC, GCSE or IGCSE Level can I do SAT?
SAT Verbal and SAT Math are more advanced than basic 5th form level English and Math so you would have needed to have at least mastered those subject areas to be able to do well at SAT. We actually recommend Additional Mathematics or AP Math be taken at your high school (if possible), because the SAT maths section demands some knowledge of higher-level maths.
Which subjects do students need to be competitive in the SAT and the college admissions process?
To be most competitive students must take all three science subjects, English, Mathematics AND Add Math, a Social Science (History preferably) and a Foreign Language at some point between Grade 9 & 12 / 4th Form & Upper 6. This course selection will make a student's application competitive to US universities, no matter what his/her intended career or major. Beyond 5th form/Grade 10 (CAPE, IB, A-Levels, etc.) students are advised to continue with as many core subjects as possible, checking the prerequisites for the major/area they are potentially interested in studying.
I am interested in taking the ACT instead of the SAT. Do you guys assist with that?
We offer 1:1 Tutoring sessions for ACT Prep. Please send an email to [email protected] indicating your interest in ACT tutoring.
Does the SAT Class include personalized college prep help?
No, the SAT Class only includes material for taking the SAT exam. However your registration for the SAT Class includes 1 year access to AIM's College Navigator - a self-taught online college prep course filled with an abundance of college prep resources. For personalized assistance, you may join our College Advising Program or book a la carte sessions for specific needs HERE.