Top 100 Sites & Apps for ACT / SAT Prep

Years of standardized testing throughout elementary, middle, and high school lead up to the big moment when students take the SAT or ACT that influences which colleges will accept them and what their future higher education opportunities will look like. Studying for these two tests is important, to say the least, and there are many websites, apps, and other online resources dedicated to helping diligent students get ready for this academic rite of passage. We’ve gathered 100 (plus 10 more in Honorable Mention!) excellent resources to help you prepare for these important tests.

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Official ACT and SAT Testing Websites

  1. ACT.org

    ACT org official site

    ACT.org is the official site of the organization that created and maintains the ACT college entrance exam. The same organization also offers other testing and skill development products for people at different stages of their life or career.

    Start Studying: ACT Student Website

  2. CollegeBoard

    College Board com

    CollegeBoard is a non-profit organization that created and continues to publish the SAT college entrance exam. The CollegeBoard website has many useful tools, including practice test questions and study habit tips for students trying to do well on the SAT so they can apply for highly selective colleges.

    Start Studying: CollegeBoard for Students

SAT Prep Sites

While many sites offer both SAT and ACT preparation materials, these sites have excelled in providing SAT prep, sample questions, and other SAT oriented tools.

  1. College Primers

    College Primers

    College Primers has services designed for students of all education levels, along with books, important deadline reminders, and common forms and documents you will encounter through the college admissions process.

    Start Studying: Services

  2. Bravewriter’s SAT/ACT Essay Class

    Brave Writer

    BraveWriter’s SAT/ACT Essay Class helps equip students with the writing skills they need to succeed on the writing portion of either standardized assessment.

    Start Studying: Brave Writer’s Online Classes

  3. PWN the SAT

    PWN the SAT

    PWN the SAT is a serious SAT prep site with a humorous twist. The site features practice questions, Q & A sessions, regular blog posts on SAT issues, and links to tons of other great SAT prep resources.

    Start Studying: Q & A

  4. College Prep 101 – ACT and SAT Prep

    CollegePrep 101

    ACT and SAT Prep from College Prep 101 goes over a variety of areas not only surrounding preparation for the assessments, but also content designed to make the transition to college easier.

    Start Studying: College Answer Guy

  5. Flex Test Prep

    Flex College Prep

    Flex Test Prep focuses on reading strategies, writing practice tests, math practice exams, and many other comprehensive programs on educating students to be prepared for ACT and SAT assessments.

    Start Studying: SAT CR/W Strategies with Brooke & Christine

  6. SAT Test Dates

    SAT Test Dates

    SAT Test Dates provides lists of all test dates and locations to take the SAT by state. Students can also discuss test dates for their locality with a school counselor or other local educatino professional.

    Start Studying: Search By Test Date

  7. Perfect Score Project

    Perfect Score Project

    Perfect Score Project was started by a mother who wanted to connect with her son over academic struggle, and grew into a resource for anyone looking to transform the SAT from an intimidating obstacle to an invigorating challenge.

    Start Studying: About

  8. Veritas Prep

    Veritas Prep

    Veritas Prep is designed to help students increase their scores on the SAT and move them into a higher percentile category. The program is developed by a student who achieved a perfect score on the SAT.

    Start Studying: Instructors

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ACT Prep Sites

These sites have great ACT preparation materials, though many of them offer SAT tips as well. From lists of free practice questions for each section to vocabulary quizzes, flash cards, and other study methods, these sites can help any student shape up before test day.

  1. ACT Math Practice for Dummies

    ACT Math Practice for Dummies

    ACT Math Practice for Dummies provides a number of practice math tests, each with 60 questions, along with test strategies, among an assortment of other helpful tips.

    Start Studying: When Should You Use a Calculator on the ACT?

  2. Prepped & Polished ACT Prep Blog

    Prepped and Polished

    Prepped & Polished ACT Prep Blog posts on everything college related and its posts on ACT preparation are particularly helpful. They go over different strategies and break down different subjects one-by-one.

    Start Studying: Five Key Steps to Mastering ACT Math

  3. Admission Consultants – ACT Preparation Books

    Admissions Consultants ACT Preparation Books

    The administrators of the Admissions Consultants page have compiled a crucial list of ACT books to help anyone who wants to do their best to succeed. While studying on the go with mobile apps is appealing, sometimes sitting down with a book is the best way to learn important material.

    Start Studying: College Admissions Timeline

  4. Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers

    Analyze Math free ACT Practice Questions

    Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers provides exactly what the name says it will. The page is straightforward and provides questions of similar breadth and rigor, followed by a simple answer key.

    Start Studying: Detailed Solutions

  5. Happy Schools Blog – Best ACT Prep Books

    Happy Schools Blog

    Happy Schools Blog offers an up-to-date list of ACT prep books and resources for students taking the test this year or next to use in their studying and preparations..

    Start Studying: Test Prep

  6. The Princeton Review ACT Test Preparation

    The princeton Review Free ACT Practice Test

    The Princeton Review ACT Test Preparation offers a variety of preparations options, such as tutoring, focus on fundamentals, advice on books, and the ability to study at your own pace.

    Start Studying: ACT Ultimate Courses

  7. ACT Daily Reader

    Professor World ACT Daily Reader

    ACT Daily Reader is a blog that pulls a new story each day from current news that includes numerous words that appear on the ACT and SAT standardized tests.

    Start Studying: Daily Reader: Edition #130

  8. ACT Assessment Sample Tests

    EDinformatics Act Assessment Sample Tests

    ACT Assessment Sample Tests from edinformatics.com breaks sample test questions down into 7 different sections, including 2 reading, 2 writing, as well as math, science, and critical thinking.

    Start Studying: Math and Science Activity Center

  9. Advantage Point

    Advantage Point

    Advantage Point blogs about ACT news and tips, but also informs prospective test-takers with ACT prep product reviews and new technology.

    Start Studying: Expert Tips for Taming the High Price of College Prep

  10. Grockit ACT Test Prep Program

    Grockit social learning

    Grockit ACT Test Prep Program prepares students for the ACT through social learning techniques that help solidify the information in a student’s mind. Additionally, the program is adaptive and personalized for each student.

    Start Studying: Grockit Blog

  11. Sparknotes Test Prep ACT

    Sparknotes

    Sparknotes Test Prep for ACT is a crash course in preparing for the ACT over an arc of 17 different instructional parts.

    Start Studying: Introducing the New ACT

  12. Test Frenzy – Free ACT Practice Tests And Resources

    TestFrenzy ACT Practice TEsts

    Free ACT Practice Tests and Resources is great for taking practice tests for specific subjects and even includes full ACT practice tests.

    Start Studying: Math Tests

  13. ACT Prep Camp

    ACT Prep Camp

    ACT Prep Camp takes place over 6 weekends and prepares students for the ACT with comprehensive information, tests, and classes.

    Start Studying: How We’ll Help

  14. Testmasters ACT Course

    TestMasters ACT Course

    Testmasters ACT Course has been around since 1991 and works with students through tutoring, online help, practice tests, and personalized learning systems.

    Start Studying: Tutoring Options

  15. Peterson’s Free Practice Test for the ACT

    Peterson's Free Practice Test for the SAT

    Peterson’s Free Practice Test for the ACT provides a complete, free, timed practice test, including essay. The website also provides the resources to find the colleges that are the best fit for each student.

    Start Studying: Test Prep

  16. PowerScore ACT Test Preparation

    Powerscore SAT Prep

    PowerScore ACT Test Preparation is useful with different methods of studying, ranging from intensive weekend study sessions, in person and online, as well as comprehensive 5-6 week programs.

    Start Studying: Weekend

  17. Introduction to the ACT

    Math Com introduction to the ACT

    Math.com’s Introduction to the ACT is the perfect starting point for those who are just beginning the ACT process and don’t know where to start. It provides basic information and answers to common questions.

    Start Studying: Cool Tools

  18. The College Helper’s 5 Last Minute ACT Study Tips

    The College Helper com

    5 Last Minute ACT Study Tips gives information to go over in the days leading up to the big test. It’s a quick read that reaffirms simple, but important, tips for doing well at the ACT.

    Start Studying: ACT Test

  19. SAT Success Secrets

    SAT Success Secrets

    SAT Success Secrets has some helpful advice for the ACT as well and equips those nervous to take the test with valuable advice to calm their nerves.

    Start Studying: Blog

  20. How to Study: ACT Test Taking Tips

    How to Study ACT Test Taking Tips

    ACT Test Taking Tips gives a general overview of things that are good to know for taking the ACT, but then breaks down each section of the assessment with valuable insight into each portion.

    Start Studying: Other Helpful Articles

  21. Go College ACT Testing Tips

    Go College ACT Testing Tips

    Go College ACT Testing Tips is useful for those just beginning to figure out the ACT and college admissions process. The site concisely answers questions high school students typically have about testing and college admission.

    Start Studying: Admissions

  22. Best ACT Prep Materials: An Expert’s Guide

    Test Prep Coach Best ACT Prep Materials

    Best ACT Prep Materials from Test Prep Coach breaks down the most important resources for acing the ACT. It directs students to information pertaining to individual test subjects for targeted improvement of weak points in a student’s knowledge.

    Start Studying: Convert ACT score to SAT

  23. ACT English, Reading, and Science Prep at Education.com

    Education com

    Education.com’s ACT English, Reading, and Science Prep is designed with the student in mind, to ensure the best possible results on the ACT assessment.

    Start Studying: Tip #1 to Get a Top ACT English Score

  24. MathOnTime ACT Math Test Prep

    Math On Time

    MathOnTime ACT Math Test Prep helps students focus on the math portion of the ACT assessment through a series of math problems in the style of the ACT that progresses gradually from easiest to most difficult.

    Start Studying: Practice Test

  25. Jumbo Tests ACT

    JumboTests ACT

    Jumbo Tests ACT is a great source for a more specific look into different math subjects that will appear on the ACT.

    Start Studying: ACT Math Test

  26. YourTeacher – ACT Math Test Prep

    YourTeacher ACT Math Test Prep

    YourTeacher – ACT Math Test Prep is an extremely detailed program for studying for the ACT, breaking each subject down into chapters and subsequent units that comprise each section.

    Start Studying: Divisiblity Rules

  27. BenchPrep ACT Posts

    Bench Prep Blog

    BenchPrep ACT Posts is a blog that analyzes different elements of the ACT to determine the best course of action for students based on the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses and the style of studying they respond to best.

    Start Studying: Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

  28. 4Tests ACT

    4Tests ACT

    4Tests ACT breaks down the ACT assessment into 4 areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science to best prepare students for what is expected to be on the ACT.

    Start Studying: Study Score

  29. Free Online ACT Practice Tests from TestPrepPractice

    TestPrepPractice net

    Free Online ACT Practice Tests looks at individual areas of ACT assessments and caters content to each area so that students may perform to the best of their abilities.

    Start Studying: Reading Comprehension Free ACT Practice Test

  30. PrepMe ACT Test Preparation

    Prep Me ACT Test Preparation

    PrepMe ACT Test Preparation has numerous courses, each with over 60 hours of lessons, to give students the most comprehensive instruction in preparation for the ACT.

    Start Studying: Try It Free

  31. Kaplan ACT Test Prep

    Kaplan ACT Test Prep

    Kaplan ACT Test Prep helps students prepare for the ACT through courses that provide practice tests and sample classes to ensure the most knowledge will be conveyed.

    Start Studying: SAT and ACT Teachers and Tutors

  32. Sylvan Learning Center ACT Prep

    Sylvan Learning Center ACT Prep

    Sylvan Learning Center ACT Prep provides students with specialized tutoring, two timed practices, instruction designed for them, and 24-hour accessibility.

    Start Studying: ACT Math Tutoring

  33. Test Prep Review’s ACT Test Online Course

    Test Prep Review ACT Test Online Course

    ACT Test Online Course explains what to prepare for when in the process of readying yourself for the ACT. The site provides studying tips and practice exams and general advice on how to get the best performance on college entrance exams.

    Start Studying: ACT Test Breakdown

  34. ePrep for ACT

    ePrep for ACT

    ePrep for ACT gives students access to premium materials for achieving the best score possible on the ACT assessment. Through in-depth subject content and step-by-step explanation to problems, ePrep’s resources help students incrementally grow both their knowledge and their test-taking confidence.

    Start Studying: How It Works

  35. Actual Tests ACT

    Actual Tests ACT

    Actual Tests ACT preparation gives students a guide and a strong engine for working through issues they may have with the ACT.

    Start Studying: ACT Online Prep

  36. Study Guide Zone ACT Test

    Study Guide Zone ACT Test

    Study Guide Zone ACT Test helps students with each subject on the ACT with guides and practice outlines, along with test anxiety help.

    Start Studying: Study Guide

  37. ACT Test Dates

    Test Dates Central ACT Test dates

    ACT Test Dates helps students set timetable for preparing for the test and looks at simple subject matter ahead of the assessment.

    Start Studying: Interpreting Graphs

  38. ACT Test Prep- Top Ten Study Tips

    ACT Test Prep- Top Ten Study Tips helps students with good tips and links to practice exams and helpful supplementary information.

    Start Studying: Free ACT Practice Tests

  39. The Critical Reader ACT Articles

    The Critical Reader

    The Critical Reader ACT Articles gives users study guides, exercises, along with college resources and tutoring options on their blog.

    Start Studying: Three Passages, Not Four: Managing Time on ACT Reading

  40. 99 Percentile Prep

    99 Percentile ACT Prep

    99 Percentile Prep give students helpful tips and guidance for achieving the highest score possible on the ACT, including advice and experiences shared by previous high-performers on college entrance exams.

    Start Studying: Ways of the ACT Winners

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SAT Study Apps

Mobile flashcard apps, sample test questions, and even entire text books have changed the way that students use technology to learn, and plenty of apps have cropped up to help promising students study up for their SATs.

  1. SAT Math Problem-a-Day Sampler

    SAT Math Problem a day Sampler

    SAT Math Problem-a-Day Sampler give access to math problems to stay sharp and provide sample problems of what is typically featured on the SAT in areas like Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis, among other areas.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  2. Ace the SAT

    Ace the SAT

    Ace the SAT is a free app that consistently develops new questions and keeps track of projected SAT score and how much time is used.

    Download: Ace the SAT Support

  3. SAT Math Testbank

    SAT Math Testbank

    SAT Math Testbank simulates actual questions from tests, increases a student’s math vocabulary, and helps provide refresher questions on math topics to help preparation efforts.

    Download: Testbank FAQ

  4. IntelliVocab for SAT

    Intellivocab SAT

    IntelliVocab for SAT give students college-level vocabulary words that typically appear on the SAT. All the questions provide quality multiple choice answers.

    Download: IntelliVocab Support

  5. SAT Vocabulary Prep

    SAT Vocabulary Prep

    SAT Vocabulary Prep focuses on the top 500 words from all previous SAT’s to compile a list of useful words to prepare any student an upcoming SAT.

    Download: User Reviews

  6. Adapster SAT Math

    Adapster

    Adapster is an intuitive software with over 150 lessons and strategies for tailoring a successful approach to tackling the SAT.

    Download: Demo

  7. Virtual SAT Tutor – Vocabulary

    Virtual SAT Tutor Vocabulary from Ivy Standard

    Virtual SAT Tutor has over 200 different SAT vocabulary words and provides mnemonic devices, antonyms, and other assets for helping work on retention.

    Download: Ivy Standard Tutoring

  8. SAT Vocab – MindSnacks

    SAT Vocab - MindSnacks

    SAT Vocab – Mindsnacks is an app with 9 educational games to prepare student for SAT, PSAT, and GRE vocabulary.

    Download: Mindsnacks Website

  9. SAT Vocabulary

    SAT Vocabulary Alex Stets

    SAT Vocabulary has 4922 different words and definitions to help students fill out their vocabulary for the language and writing portions of the SAT.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  10. SAT Vocabulary by Korilla Studios

    SAT Vocabulary

    This app provides users with the 375 most commonly found words on the SAT. Lists of 15 words are individuated to make it easier to form an agenda for studying.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  11. SATLadder

    SAT Ladder

    SATLadder helps students prepare for the SAT by allowing them to compete with other students on questions formed to be very similar to those that appear on the assessment.

    Download: The Ladder

  12. Vocabador

    Vocabador

    Vocabador is an app with over 400 words commonly on the SAT and GRE. The format is fun and engaging to keep the attention of students as they prepare for the assessments.

    Download: Blog

  13. SAT Question of the Day Free

    SAT Question of the Day Free

    SAT Question of the Day Free gives student access to over 7000 SAT words, providing a word a day so that it only takes a minute to work on getting ready for the SAT.

    Download: Developer Website

  14. SAT Flashcards

    SAT Flashcards

    SAT Flashcards provides color-coded cards, corrects misspelled words, includes a slideshow mode, along with sound support, among other features.

    Download: Developer Website

  15. GRE/SAT Helper Demo

    GRE SAT helper Demo

    GRE/SAT Helper Demo has 5000 words set up as flash cards and has 200 antonyms, synonyms, and analogies to work through to enhance comprehension.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  16. sTutor – PSAT/SAT Vocab Lite

    STutor PSAT SAT Vocab Lite

    sTutor – PSAT/SAT Vocab Lite supports 200 words in this version and over 3600 in the Pro version. With the “deck” feature, it allows users to study words in phases, which helps increase how much information is retained.

    Download: Developer Website

  17. SAT Vocabulary Suite

    SAT Vocabulary Suite

    SAT Vocabulary Suite includes over 400 words and has one and two player quizzes, which enables users to compete against each other for fun. The skill level of the word is also set to a scale between 200 and 800 based on the SAT Critical Reading Section.

  18. SAT Word A Day AUDIO

    SAT Word a Day Audio

    SAT Word A Day AUDIO helps cement words commonly found on the SAT by using flashcards and audio integration.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  19. SAT Daily: Prep, Vocab, Study

    SAT Daily Prep Vocab Study

    SAT Daily: Prep, Vocab, Study helps with spelling, punctuation, and the definitions of a large variety of words that typically appear on the SAT.

    Download: Developer Website

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ACT Study Apps

Just as there is a plethora of apps dedicated to helping SAT takers study, there are loads of ACT vocabulary building apps, flash card apps, and other study aids for every section of the ACT on mobile devices.

  1. SAT® and ACT® Vocabulary Builder by AccelaStudy®

    SAT and ACT Vocabulary Builder

    Complete with over 500 words and 1000 original sentences, SAT and ACT Vocabulary Builder is a great app for increasing comprehension in preparation for the SAT and ACT assessments.

    Download: Developer Site

  2. ACT Ace from TestSoup

    ACT Ace from testsoup

    ACT Act is comprised of more than 325 flashcard to help students study for the ACT and achieve the best results.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  3. SAT & ACT Flashcards Free Trial

    SAT ACT Flashcards Free Trial

    SAT ACT Flashcard Free Trial gives the user a good idea of what to expect from the full version and the full version includes over 5000 SAT word and even a High Frequency Word List to quickly filter through words most likely to appear on standardized assessments.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  4. ACT Practice for Dummies

    ACT Practice for Dummies

    ACT Practice for Dummies is another well-rounded product from the “for Dummies” company, but this one again proves to be proficient in what it is advertised to do and comes with over 150 practice questions in areas like math, writing, and critical reading.

    Download: Developer Website

  5. ACT Math Prep

    ACT Math Prep Larry FEldman

    ACT Math Prep is focused solely on achieving the highest score on the math section possible and includes over 25 tutorials that closely examine different topics concerning Math.

    Download: Developer Website

  6. Math for the ACT® Test

    Math aptitude for the ACT Test

    Math for the ACT® Test has over 1300 questions, with 6 practice quizzes, all with step-by-step solutions. Additionally, the content is supplemented with flashcards and tips for scoring the highest on the ACT.

    Download: Developer Website

  7. ACT Flashcards

    ACT Flash Cards

    ACT Flashcards helps students prepare for the ACT by working with a database of ACT flashcards, helping correct misspelled words, download flashcards for offline viewing, and more.

    Download: Developer’s Website

  8. ACT Prep by Sprockit

    College Exam Prep by Sprockit

    ACT Prep by Sprockit includes over 450 detailed flashcards to give students the information needed to be prepared for taking the ACT. It covers areas like algebra, vocabulary, English, and grammar.

    Download: Developer Website

  9. ACT 2Go- Fastest Vocab Game

    ACT2Go Fastest Vocab Game

    ACT 2Go – Fastest Vocab Game is a fun way to get ready for the ACT through games and flash cards that consist of the most common ACT words.

    Download: Developer Website

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Tutoring

While reading practice questions and using study apps is a great way to get ready for the ACT and SAT, working with an actual tutor is a pretty unbeatable way of learning the most important material and absorbing crucial data and question-answering methods. These tutoring services can connect students with tutors in person or over the internet for single cram sessions or long term study assistance.

  1. Huntington ACT Prep Classes

    Huntington Helps

    Huntington ACT Prep Classes specializes in helping students who are beginning the studying process for taking the ACT Assessment. Huntington understands the importance of speed and efficiency when taking the ACT and equips students with the best tools to answer the questions in the most thorough and concise manner.

    Start Studying: ACT Preparation Program

  2. Applerouth ACT Tutoring

    Applerouth education

    Applerouth ACT Tutoring prepares students for the ACT through preparation services in person and online. Their method is designed to keep students the most engaged, subsequently resulting in better retention of information.

    Start Studying: Experts Corner

  3. Milwaukee ACT Tutoring

    Knerr Milwaukee Tutoring

    Knerr Learning Center is based around Milwaukee and provides tutoring help and supplements it with tailored resources and materials to prepare students for ACT, SAT, LSAT, and other assesments.

    Start Studying: Consulting

  4. Private Tutoring Directory – ACT Tutoring

    Private Tutoring Directory

    Private Tutoring Directory helps students find private tutors around the country, complete with reviews, to help students prepare for college.

    Start Studying: Math Tutors

  5. StudyPoint ACT Tutoring Options

    StudyPoint ACT Tutoring Options

    StudyPoint ACT Tutoring Options focuses on 1-to-1 tutoring with specialized methods to help students better prepare for the ACT.

    Start Studying: Academic Tutoring

  6. freetestprep.com

    Free Test Prem com

    Freetestprep.com provides sample ACT questions in English, Math, Reading, and Science.

    Start Studying: ACT Practice Test

  7. The Edge in College Prep

    The Edge in College Prep

    The Edge in College Prep is a professional-grade test preparation and admissions counseling site that stresses only using real exams and groundbreaking teaching methods. They have locations in New York, London, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and South Florida.

    Start Studying: Admissions

  8. A+ Test Prep and Tutoring

    A + test prep and tutoring

    A+ Test Prep and Tutoring provides an array of services helpful for any prospective college student. Helping with SAT preparation, specific subject tutoring, along with academic coaching and essay editing services, they provide quality resources to succeed.

    Start Studying: Services

  9. Sandweiss Test Prep

    Sandweiss Test Prep

    Sandweiss Test Prep is based in Seattle, Washington and teaches students on LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT, GMAT, among others. They hold classes diagnostic tests, and seminars.

    Start Studying: ACT Preparation

  10. Wheeler Test Prep

    Wheeler Test Prep

    Wheeler Test Prep is well-equipped with experience to serve students looking to be as proficient as possible on ACT and SAT assessments.

    Start Studying: When to Start Preparing

  11. Varsity Tutors

    Varsity Tutors

    Varsity Tutors has a step-by-step approach for tailoring programs and content for students through comprehensive test preparation and competitive pricing.

    Start Studying: ACT

  12. Advantage Testing Tutoring and Test Preparation

    Advantage Testing

    Advantage Testing has students take a diagnostic test to begin preparation for standardized assessments, such as ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, and GMAT examinations.

    Start Studying: SAT

  13. College Exam Tutor

    College Exam Tutor

    College Exam Tutor uses 20-minute video courses to increase to effectiveness of teaching students as they prepare for the ACT. This increases the focus and attention span of college students to optimize learning potential.

    Start Studying: ACT Course Overview

  14. Ivy Bound ACT Prep

    IVYbound ACt Test prep

    Ivy Bound ACT Prep prepares students for the ACT with courses and activities tailored to each student. They supplement material with conference calls throughout the week where students can ask questions about any of the work they’ve been going through.

    Start Studying: ACT FAQ

  15. Top Test Prep

    Top Test Prep

    Top Test Prep is a comprehensive tutoring service, offering private tutoring in preparation for private, college, and graduate school admissions.

    Start Studying: Your Next Step

  16. North Coast Education Services

    North Coast Education Services

    North Coast Education Services helps students through their one-on-one tutoring program and unique approach to material that focuses on material the student struggles with while still enforcing material they’re skilled at.

    Start Studying: Quick Information

  17. Mr. Test Prep

    Michael Romano MR Test Prep

    Mr. Test Prep helps students through personalized workloads and a strict no homework policy that keeps all the work in the classroom and prevents students from becoming burned out.

    Start Studying: Philosophy

  18. Scorebusters Inc.

    Scorebusters

    Scorebusters Inc. offers tutorial services for the SAT I and II as well as other tests. The company’s operator also maintains a blog with SAT and college application tips.

    Start Studying: SATdude

  19. Pleasanton Tutoring

    Pleasonton Tutoring

    Pleasonton Tutoring gives students the resources they need to succeed at the ACT and SAT through their mastery preparation classes. They serve the mid-California area and have a record of proven effectiveness.

    Start Studying: SAT and ACT Subject Tests

  20. Test Prep Experts

    TestPrep Experts

    Test Prep Experts helps students in Eastern Tennessee prepare for the ACT and SAT with intuitive strategies on specific problems and subjects, along with three full-length practice ACT or SAT’s.

    Download: Teachers

  21. Breakaway Remarkable Test Prep

    BreakAway Remarkable Test Prep

    Breakaway Remarkable Test Prep gives students the guidance to perform at their best on the ACT or SAT through their innovative teaching and focus on specific subject matter.

    Start Studying: ACT and SAT Overviews

  22. Revolution Prep

    Revolution Prep

    Revolution Prep frames the ACT and SAT subject matter in much more manageable ways with their tutoring programs, which can be taken online or in person.

    Start Studying: SAT and SAT Courses

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Honorable Mention

TestsIn our quest for finding the best sites, we discovered so many terrific resources that we found it difficult to limit it to only a handful. We’ve gathered 10 more, which we believe will be helpful. The additional resources we’ve researched offer fantastic insight for students. Additional SAT/ACT tips, tutoring, apps, and study resources offer students a larger database of tools to ensure the most satisfactory score on their exam.

  1. Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services – Club Z Tutoring is an organization which gives students the opportunity to make the most of their learning experience. With convenient in-home tutoring sessions, Club Z Tutoring gives students the resources they will need to succeed in one-on-one sessions in the privacy and comfort of their own home. With over 500 locations, this is an excellent resource to consider, especially if your student feels more comfortable with private sessions.
  2. Modality: An Epocrates Company – SAT® Vocab Challenge Vol. 2, is a test-prep app available for iPhones. The app is facilitated by The Princeton Review, which affords it credibility as a viable resource for students trying to study as much as possible. As the winning app for the June 2009 edition of the Children’s Technology Review, it is an excellent choice, which has proven results.
  3. Google Play – VOCAB 4000 for GRE, SAT, and ACT is an Android app that can be downloaded for mobile access to study resources. For only $0.99, students will be able to prepare themselves for the exams with the words that are most commonly tested. Needing no internet access to study the flashcards, students can study on-the-go, no matter where they are!
  4. John Baylor Test-Prep – John Baylor Test Prep is an ACT study course designed to raise the scores students receive on their ACT. This is a convenient resource because the program offers both in-home and on-line tutoring for students. Depending on the student’s availability and comfort zone, the student can choose the course method that best suits their learning style.
  5. WyZant Tutoring – The ACT and SAT are important for determining students’ future, but tutors and test courses can be quite expensive. WyZant Tutoring is an online resource which provides a search database to aid parents and students in finding the best suited tutor, while also finding the lowest possible price. There is no price on the future of students, but if you can get the same results at a cheaper rate, it’s the best possible opportunity.
  6. Number2.com – The ACT can be daunting for students, but that is why test-prep courses exist. To try to alleviate some of the stress and mystery of the ACT, Number2.com is a website that offers a course which provides immediate feedback for students. This is a great resource because it not only tests students, but also teaches them how to avoid making the same mistakes when the time comes to take the official ACT exam.
  7. CollegePrepExpress – CollegePrepExpress is a resource tool that is helpful to students preparing for the SAT and ACT in more than one way. The website not only explains the admission criteria for getting into college, but also gives students the resources necessary to take test-prep courses. This is a sure way to alleviate some of the stress surrounding the process!
  8. Want a 30+ on the ACT? Here’s What to Know – It is no secret that the ACT is a test that causes students an immense amount of stress and anxiety. This is partially because it is weighted so heavily when applying to college, but also because it is just that: a test. Grappling with some of the tips available on this blog should help reduce some of that test-taking anxiety.
  9. Higher Ground Learning – The ACT and SAT test a variety of knowledge bases: math, reading, science, and writing. What if a student feels confident in one area and not the other? Higher Ground Learning offers students test-prep tutoring, as well as specialties in specific subjects. So, no matter what the students feels they need to be better prepared for, Higher Ground Learning has the most highly trained tutor!
  10. Excel College Prep – Excel College Prep is yet another resource that provides students with resources for preparing for both the SAT and the ACT. Offering personalized instruction and flexibility, Excel College Prep is a great resource for studetnts trying to reduce some of their test anxiety!

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Scott Hawksworth

Scott Hawksworth is YesCollege.com's founder and editor. He writes with a focus on the challenges faced by students entering higher education, with an eye to making our readers aware of the pitfalls and opportunities that await all would-be graduates. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.