ACT | Mulholland Prep

MORE AND MORE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS are electing to take the ACT® as a supplement to, or instead of, the SAT®. This trend culminated in 2011, when the number of students taking the ACT® eclipsed that of those taking the SAT® for the first time. While some claim that the ACT® is the “less coachable” of the two exams, our track record speaks for itself. Come prep for the ACT® with us and reach the height of your potential.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ACT®?

The ACT® (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) is a standardized test for college and university admissions. It consists of four tests: English, mathematics, reading, science reasoning, and an optional writing test. The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36, and a composite score, the average of the four individual test scores, is provided.

Should I take the SAT® or the ACT®?
In March of 2014, The College Board — the creators of the SAT — announced that the exam will be significantly redesigned for release in the Spring of 2016. Among the bigger changes: there will no longer be a required essay, the test will no longer penalize guessing, the test will endeavor to more properly reflect core curriculum, the “new” perfect score will revert back to the “old” 1600, and the sentence completions will be abandoned. For a more complete picture of what the new SAT exam will look like, contact us. We’d be happy to talk it over!
Why should I take your course instead of someone else’s?
There are a lot of standardized test prep options available today — which is exactly why we got into this business in the first place. Our SAT teachers combine cutting edge test taking strategies with the absolute most personalized, quality coaching available on the market today. We’ve built our reputation by looking at everything we do through exactly one lens: How exactly would I do my job if this were my child in front of me?

As for “guaranteed point increases” — we don’t believe in ‘em. The goal here is simple — to help you get the best score possible. We don’t buy that arbitrary numbers can speak for the individuality of students. But our promise does. Take our full SAT course and score anything less than the full 2400, you can take the class again for free, and as many times as you’d like.

When should I take the course?
We recommend taking the course as close as possible to your test date. Our course calendars are designed around SAT® test dates. If that is not possible due to time constraints, we highly recommend you take it in the summer of your sophomore year (before your junior year), so you will be ready to take the test in your junior year. The summer of your junior year is also a great time to take the course. Although we offer the course all year round, the summer is ideal because you can be free of many other time-consuming commitments and focus primarily on your SAT® prep studies. The test itself is given seven times per year, in October, November, December, January — either March or April — May, and June.
When and where are your next ACT classes?

Visit our calendar for information on where and when our next ACT® classes will be held.

How do I sign up?
Complete this form, then we’ll contact you and help with the details of enrollment in our SAT course.
Do you offer scholarships?
Call us if you have financial constraints. We have a limited number of scholarships available for exceptional students with proven financial need. No one should be held back by money.
What are some other tests I might want to know about?
The PSAT is taken by seventh graders to sophomores to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. It also helps high school guidance counselors decide which students to approve for advanced placement courses, which are considered essential for applicants to top colleges.

The ACT®, an alternative test to the SAT, is commonly used by colleges and universities to determine student admissibility.

The SAT® Subject Tests, 20 multiple-choice one-hour tests given on individual subjects, are usually taken to improve a student’s credentials for admission to colleges in the US.

Also check out: SAT® Scores: What Colleges Expect, Scores: SAT® v ACT®, and Join Our Ambassador Club!

More questions?
For details about schedule, location and availability — or if you just have more questions — call us at (424) 235-7737. Or email. We’re here to help.