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The SAT® Summer Institute is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the SAT®.  The condensed four-day format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test-taking tools. Students receive in-depth review of the test materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, a comprehensive study plan, and extended online support.

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The SAT® Summer Institute includes: 

The SAT® Summer Institute covers: 

Test Taking Strategies

Quantitative Subjects

Verbal Subjects

Online review tools to help you stay at your peak!

The SAT® Summer Institute includes online tools to help you maintain your skills until test day!

Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall SAT® test dates. The interactive, one-hour online review sessions allow you to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live-online review sessions are recorded—you can still benefit even if your schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will be scheduled between the end of the course and the fall test dates. You need only high-speed internet access and speakers or headphones to participate in the online sessions—no additional software is required.

Weekly online office hours provide a convenient way for you to get individualized help with specific questions or concerns that you may have. Online office hours are free-form meetings open to all participants from the SAT® Summer Institutes. Instructors will be available to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop-in” and are student-directed, so there will not be a planned presentation for each session. Instead, our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

In addition, you will have access to an online instructor-monitored question forum and to recordings of an expert instructor explaining and reviewing all the class modules. Access to the online resources will continue until the end of the calendar year, so you will have extended support as you complete your preparation independently.

Online Review System Requirements:

The live-online SAT® review sessions use a free Adobe Connect browser plug-in. The only requirements are high speed internet access and speakers or headphones.

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Why should you enroll in the VCU SAT® Summer Institute?

Our SAT® preparation curriculum is a program developed by experts. You’ll receive 20 hours of targeted instruction to help you fully prepare for the SAT®. In addition, you’ll receive online support and SAT® practice tests within the included course material. This allows you to practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class on real test questions.  In the VCU SAT® Summer Institute, you’ll master strategies to improve your SAT® score with the help of experienced SAT® instructors who care about your success. Not convinced?  Click here to receive a list of SAT® student testimonials, and to stay informed about classes.

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VCU Test Prep also offers customized SAT® Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are a high school principal, guidance counselor, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (804) 828-1322 or email us at

About our program:

VCU’s Test Prep program is partnered with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States.  Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors.

Some VCU OCPE offerings are ineligible for waiver use due to partnership agreements. The following text will appear on the registration page: “*exempt—this offering is ineligible for waiver use.” 

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