SAT | Mulholland Prep
THE SAT® is one of the most important tests you will take in your life. It can be a major factor in determining which colleges and universities accept you. That’s a lot of pressure for someone in high school to face, but we’re here to help. We spend all day analyzing these tests and thinking about how to help you get the highest score possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SAt®?
The SAT® (originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Assessment Test) is a three hour 45 minute test used by most colleges and universities as a key metric in determining whom to admit. The test has three sections — math, critical reading, and writing — each scored from 200 – 800 points. In addition, there is an essay section.
What’s the deal with the new SAT®?
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!
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 SAT classes?
Visit our calendar for information on where and when our next SAT® 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.