SAT Test Prep - Real Case Study
By our SAT College Board Expert, John Williams
How Kris Got a Perfect 1600 Score on the SAT and was Accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Stanford.
First off, I think we can agree that it would be awesome to get accepted to Ivy League Schools, right? It's any parent's dream for their son or daughter.
We can also agree that it would be an amazingly epic to get a perfect score on the SAT exam. Lifetime bragging rights? Yep.
Well, it's not as hard as it sounds. Are you serious?
Yes, but sure to read this entire article to the bottom to find out how, and if you have questions... let us know!
Today you're going to learn about how Kris, who was applying to Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, and Stanford University - four of the best colleges in America - was accepted to all four schools. This is no joke. He's an actual case study from the Top Test Prep SAT test prep team.
We're so proud of Kris' SAT score results that he allowed us to share his story today. If you've ever heard of the "SAT" also known as the "College Board's SAT Exam," then you want to read this story and share with your friends and family.
...And because we want to help you access the top colleges schools too, we're also going to show you how he wrote one of the most amazing Ivy League admissions essays that landed him as an example in our bestselling book on Ivy League Admissions titled, "Admit You," where we selected some of the best students who took our course on the SAT.
In this case study on the SAT exam, we'll also walk you through a detailed analysis of how, you too, can prepare for the SAT exam.
Included in this article are "TOP" Secrets for SAT prep:
....so make sure you read all the way to the bottom and contact us Too!
How To Prepare for the SAT - Kris' Story.
Kris was a typical Senior in High School (17 about to turn 18 years old). He attended a public school, but was looking - along with his family - to get accepted to an Ivy League College one day.
Kris took a very rigorous schedule: 4 Advanced Placement (APs), Honors courses, and was head of several after-school extracurricular activities. He always tested above average, but never had achieved a perfect score.
And his parents, perhaps, just like you, could afford to send him to an Ivy League School, if he were accepted.
So they searched for the best Ivy League Schools, and the usual suspects came up: Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Stanford - though not an Ivy League, was still a top 5 university in the world!
They put together a comprehensive admissions list: safeties, reaches, and some in between...
Here's where Kris wanted to apply - "reach schools":
... Stanford University
Wow. The Acceptance rates were extremely challenging. How could Kris gain admission?
After researching these schools, Kris realized that in order to get accepted, he would likely have to score in the top 5% percentile, meaning he would have to beat more than 95% of the applicants who applied.
Could he do it?
However, he Kris had only 3 months to prepare, and little test prep guidance... until we met his family.
...They knew there had to be a better way than just buying some SAT test prep books online and hoping to study on his own.
Even if he had the motivation, intelligence, and drive to succeed, the SAT examination was one of the most challenging exams one can take before high school.
....So He found our course on the SAT.
"The World's best SAT Prep Course" - Wow, Seriously?
Yes, ranked by U.S. News and several education publications.
When Kris father, Mark, called our company, he asked two questions: "how well does your SAT prep work?" and, "how soon could we get started with your SAT tutors?"
We actually got the same questions as we typically receive for other exams, but there was a sense of urgency, which we understood. After all, the SAT exam is the most important exam that any student had throughout their academic "careers."
Ok, so you're wondering... of course, this is the part where you tell us how great your program is and how within X days he got an 100% increase in his score.... wrong!
In fact, Kris struggled on the first SAT practice exam. When he enrolled in our SAT prep program, he took more than 4 practice exams before seeing any meaningful increase in his SAT scores.
Here's an Honest (and Interesting fact) about OUr SAT prep:
More than 1540 students have taken our SAT course and it took on average more than 3.5 weeks before students saw a 14% increase in their scores.
Why are we telling you this?
Because our client satisfaction and SAT results are the highest in the industry, and you need to know it does take time... but we ALWAYS get the job done, right.
When you get accepted, like Kris did, to the best colleges... because of our SAT prep and your hard work, you'll never forget the people and SAT tutors who helped you prepare. That's another fact that we've seen many times as we prepare students for the SAT examination.
Now here's another fact:
Once Kris took the SAT exam, he increased his SAT verbal score by more than 17 percentiles and his SAT math score by more than 22 percentiles. Kris reached the a Perfect SAT score on the Spring Exam after his senior year in high school.
We'll tell you in a little bit about how he accomplished such an amazing feat: to get a perfect score on the SAT and to gain admission to 3 Ivy League schools (and Stanford).
...And now, you're wondering, what worked to increase his SAT scores?
Here's what he knew, that you now know...
How'd Kris increase his SAT score so much?
The simple answer?
Hard work. Amazing tutors. Tons of effort on all sides.
After Kris took 12 practice SAT exams, more than 8,800 SAT practice questions, and all of his 1080 minutes of private SAT tutoring, he beat the odds of a perfect SAT score: almost 1 in 3,500. But it wasn't luck, it was again... hard work and by taking our "World's Best SAT Course" - see below how to signup.
But don't listen to us... hear from Kris and his family about our SAT prep...
"After 3 months, a plethora of hours studying, and awesome one-on-one private SAT tutoring within your SAT prep course, I did it. Along with my amazing teachers in high school, I cannot thank you enough. The Top Test Prep team is the best... and I see why parents love you :)"
And now, we'll share some helpful SAT prep tips for you too...
You Must-Know these Steps to Prepare for Your SAT Exam:
Step #1: Create a custom study plan for your SAT exam prep.
Having a custom SAT study plan makes all the difference. Whether we help you or not, make sure you're studying at least 2 to 5 hours per week leading up to the actual SAT exam. You should focus on the SAT prep practice questions that are easiest first and then gradually increase in difficulty until you can handle beginner, intermediate and advanced questions with ease.
Step #2: set a flexible schedule that works for YOUR SAT Preparation.
Having a flexible schedule - i.e. one that balances your core school work with your extracurricular activities and your SAT prep is so important. That's why we built our SAT prep on-demand course. With our on-demand course, you can watch videos about the SAT and prepare anytime you need.
Step #3: Set a goal to achieve every two weeks. And don't break it.
Every two weeks, you should accomplish something new on the SAT. Perhaps it's understand more complex word problems, or even being able to read verbal passages 10 seconds faster. Whatever your goal - small or big - achieve it by setting goals and reaching them.
Step #4... Oh, and Kris took the World's Best SAT Prep Course.
The SAT prep course in which SAT enrolled had the following:
- All-Access to Best College Rankings.
- All-Access to "Best SAT Prep Course Videos."
- 8,800 Real Practice SAT Questions, including books.
- 5 "Best" SAT Test Prep Books.
- Unlimited SAT Practice Exams, Graded.
Bonuses, We've Added:
+ 1,080 Minutes One-on-One, Private SAT Tutoring.
+ 90 Minute Session with College Ivy League Admissions Expert (Essays, Application Review, and Parent Interview Prep).
+ 24/7 VIP Support for Both SAT Tutoring & Admissions Help.
Here's an ACTUAL Letter from Kris - and his family...
...who took the Top Test Prep SAT Course...Yes, we're proud.
Frequently Asked Questions about this SAT course:
Who are your SAT tutors?
Our SAT tutors are all trained, professionals, dedicated to helping students see major breakthroughs in exam scores. All of our SAT tutors have scored in the top 1% for the SAT exam and have attended/graduated from the best colleges in America.
Why is it so expensive?
It's not. Ask yourself, how much have you spent on computers, travel, and miscellaneous entertainment in the past 5 years? Well, our course is priced at less than $10k, which comes out to about 1/6th of your first year's tuition at many of these top colleges and universities. We know it's worth it. 100%.
Where are your SAT tutors?
Our SAT tutors are all based in America. They meet our clients online in an amazing one-on-one, online room built by our partners. It's much better than having to commute, and easier for you to work in the comfort of your living room, bedroom, or study.
How do you have so many real practice SAT questions? Where'd you get them?
We have so many real exam because we've been preparing students for the SAT exam for more than 15+ years. We've compiled these SAT questions from hundreds of past tutors, instructors, as well as from the SAT group that administers this examination. We also have partnered with other top SAT prep companies and use some of the best resources and materials available.
How do you have "unlimited" SAT practice exams?
Our unlimited practice exams promise is this... we have more than 20+ SAT exams in our database. The record for most number of SAT practice exams any student has ever taken in 10+ years is 15. That's right, 15, real exams. If you take all 15 practice SAT exams, we'll literally write a new SAT exam just for you. It's entirely possible, and we're ready for the challenge.
How does the process work after we signup for your SAT course?
There are three steps to the process. (1) Once you sign up by paying online for the SAT course, we'll send you immediate access to your secure SAT prep login, (2) Once you get access, we'll call and explain the process and walk you through, step-by-step, everything you need to know, (3) We'll ship your books and schedule your SAT tutoring, (4) Monitor your SAT prep program, and (5) We'll check in once every month with you.
Do you have an SAT score guarantee?
100%. That's right. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you complete all of the SAT prep videos, complete all practice questions included in the SAT prep course, and take more than 5 practice exams (graded) and aren't satisfied, we'll allow you to take the course free, again. The good news: this has happened three times in the past 5 years, out of thousands of students who prepared for the SAT exam.
Who has the best SAT prep course?
Well, no one of our competitors can beat us when it comes to preparing for the SAT exam... or any admissions exam, for that matter.
Our test prep is backed by years of research, testing, and developing the top resources for students to prepare for the SAT test.
How Can You Sign Up for this #1 Course?
- All-Access to Best in World College + Ivy League Rankings.
- All-Access to "Best SAT Prep Course Videos."
- 8,800 Real Practice Questions, including books.
- 5 "Best" SAT Test Prep Books.
- Unlimited SAT Practice Exams, Graded.
+ 1,080 Minutes One-on-One, SAT Private Tutoring.
+ 90+ Minute Session with #1 World Leading College Admissions Expert (Essays, Application Review, and Parent Interview Prep).
+ 24/7 VIP Support for Both Tutoring & Admissions Help.
Backed by our 100% guarantee.