Comprehensive SAT & ACT Prep Courses

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 SAT and ACT prep 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.

The New SAT  is here!

Thus far, my students' New SAT and PSAT scores have been pretty solid... suspiciously so. 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 has been playing it safe, 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? Thus, I fully expect the average New PSAT and SAT score to keep moving down until to get a more 'representative' average score. 

This is a problem because, with grade inflation rampant in U.S. high schools, the whole point of the SAT and ACT is to provide 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 students 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 now, and make a clear decision about which test they prefer to concentrate on as they move towards graduation.

This is why PREPARE is now teaching a combined ACT & New SAT /PSAT prep 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 SAT or ACT prep classes or college essay workshops.

Prepare for the SAT Testimonial by Caroline Kurtz

You can find more videos, along with written endorsements, on my Testimonials page.

Prior to Prepare, my daughter’s score was exceedingly low. Through recommendation from friends in the community, I decided to sign her up for a SAT class. After learning about Mr. Schmidt’s 100 pt guarantee, I signed my daughter up. Since the class, my daughter’s grade has improved by 400 points. I am very thankful for the improvement and test taking skills Mr. Schmidt allowed us to see within our daughter. As a business owner, whenever I hear a customer talk about SATs with their children, I always recommend Prepare because it’s very reliable, inexpensive, and promising. Sending my daughter to take Prepare is one of the best choices I’ve made for her. I have two more kids growing up. It is without a doubt that I’ll send them to take Prepare as well.
Yi Hua & Bao Xin Chi, parents of Helen Chi, Saucon Valley HS, Ursinus College
Prepare has flexible schedules and fit my daughter’s time well. Her SAT score wasn’t very low, but we thought that she could improve by learning better strategies and test-taking skills. Peter is an experienced teacher and knows the ins and outs of the test extremely well. The strategies that my daughter learned were logical and easy to apply, while still producing big results. The practice tests at the end of each week are very helpful, and so are the notes that they get to keep and study after the class is over. Her score went up almost 300 points and her PSAT score was very high, all thanks to Prepare SAT!
— Luigi Wang, father of Justine Wang, Emmaus HS, National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist


Congratulations to our 2015 and 2016 National Merit Semifinalists:  Zhouhong He from Emmaus, Jacob Holland from Saucon Valley, and Hyunbin Kim, Natalie Ondrey, Ben Trinkle from Parkland.

Prepare has helped over 6,000 local students from over 60 schools:

Allentown Central Catholic


Belvedere (NJ)

Bethlehem Catholic

Blair Academy

Blue Mountain


Brandywine Heights

CB South

CB West

Cumberland Valley

Daniel Boone

DelVal (NJ)

East Stroudsburg



Faith Christian Academy


Garnet Valley

Germantown Academy

Gwynedd Mercy Academy


Haverford Prep

Hunterdon Central (NJ)

Immaculata (NJ)

Jim Thorpe

King's Academy


LV Christian Academy

LV Performing Arts

LaSalle Prep


Marian Catholic


Moravian Academy

NW Lehigh


North Hunterdon (NJ)

North Penn


Northern Lehigh

Notre Dame (Green Pond)

Oley Valley




Pen Argyl


Perkiomen School


Pius X (Pottstown)

Pius X (Roseto)

Pleasant Valley


Reading Central Catholic


Saucon Valley

Southern Lehigh


Upattinas Prep

Valley Forge Military Academy

Voorhees (NJ)

Warren Hills (NJ)

West Chester East


Wilson (Easton)


Please phone 610-730-4876 for more information