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Why prep for the ACT® or SAT®?

Your score on the ACT or SAT can mean admission to one of your top-choice colleges and maybe even a better job offer after graduation.

So how can you do your best on Test Day? After almost 80 years of helping students prepare for entrance exams, we’ve learned that test prep courses are the single most efficient and cost-effective way to boost your confidence and improve your score on the ACT or SAT.

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Better score

Your prep doesn't only include practice questions. You’ll learn test-taking strategies, time-management skills, and more—all leading to the best score you can achieve.

Better college

Many top colleges report SAT or ACT scores as one of the primary factors admissions officers consider when reviewing your application.

Better job

Believe it or not, your SAT or ACT scores could impact what job you get after graduation. Some studies report employers asking to see scores as part of a job application.

Better overall life satisfaction

A high SAT or ACT score increases your chances of attending a top college and your long-term earning potential. Your prep can get you further than you thought possible.

Why prep with Kaplan?

What makes Kaplan Test Prep the best fit for you? Our students and parents name five top reasons.


A history of outstanding student results

After almost 80 years of helping students prepare for entrance exams, we’ve learned that test prep courses are the single most efficient and cost-effective way to boost your confidence and improve your score on the ACT or SAT. Kaplan’s results speak for themselves: 9 out of 10 Kaplan students get into one or more of their top choice colleges.*


The best teachers

You deserve a true expert to help you through the test prep process. Kaplan’s teacher certification and development program ensures that our teachers and tutors are authorities on the tests, have second-to-none credentials, score in the 90th percentile and above, and participate in more than 35 hours of training and development.


Proven curriculum, personalized for you

Kaplan SAT and ACT courses are developed by a dedicated team of Learning Engineers and are designed to teach you the best test-taking strategies and give you confidence on Test Day.


Prep options that meet your specific needs

School, homework, sports, job, volunteering…we know you have a busy schedule, so we’ve developed flexible and convenient prep that fits your needs.


The Kaplan Guarantee - a higher score or your money back!

We believe confidence is the key to your success on Test Day—and that begins with your confidence in our test prep. That's why if your score doesn't improve, we'll either give you your money back or let you continue your prep for free.

9 out of 10 Kaplan students get into one or more of their top choice colleges.*

Kaplan's Unlimited Prep


With Unlimited Prep, we’ve got you covered all the way through senior year. Sign up now and take unlimited PSAT and SAT live online courses and get access to SAT On Demand* through December of your senior year. The college application process is a lot of work. We can help make it easier.


We know that amazing teaching is about more than knowing the material. Our teachers are committed, captivating instructors who work with students to find their best path to success.

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Only the best

Our instructors are test-taking masters who receive dozens of hours of training and arrive to class as experts in Kaplan’s proven methods. But that’s just part of what makes them wonderful teachers.

Every Kaplan instructor is rated on how caring they are with students. It’s how we ensure our students aren’t just getting an information download – they’re making a connection.

Greg Mitchell
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Heather Waite
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Nzinga Mack
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Arthur Ahn
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Boris Dvorkin
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Stephanie Jolly
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Greg Mitchell Greg Mitchell

Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In his eight years at Kaplan, he has been helping students gain admission to their target schools—from local universities to the top of the Ivy League.

"I am a two-time, JV-league champ in wrestling."

"I have run one half-marathon and over 100 5K races."

"I have a lifelong love of standardized tests. I scored in the 93rd percentile or higher on every test I have attempted, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT."

Heather Waite Heather Waite

Heather attended Indiana University, where she studied education. She loves to help students avoid those tempting wrong-answer choices on the SAT. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her three children.

"I love memes. If I could speak in memes. I would. :)
I also love tacos ... who doesn't?"

"I often wear mismatched socks, because life is too short to spend it looking for the sock that disappeared in the dryer."

"I am a huge night owl, and I love iced coffee."

Nzinga Mack Nzinga Mack

Nzinga's favorite sections of the exam to teach are Reading and Math. Students describe her teaching style as lively, engaging, and easy to follow. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in biology and is currently researching novel cancer therapies as she works towards her PhD in pharmacology at Florida A&M University.

"I love gardening! I've grown bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, habaneros, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, and swiss chard—to name a few."

"As a kid, I learned how to read hieroglyphics."

"My hair is as long as I am tall! I've never cut it."

Arthur Ahn Arthur Ahn

Arthur has taught for more than 11 years and is one of Kaplan’s elite SAT instructors. When he's not working with students, you can find him biking through the crowded streets of New York City.

"I can recite players' names from almost every Mets team of the past 30 years. The 1986 World Series was the first event I ever saw on television, so my loyalty runs deep."

"I won a school spelling bee in the fifth grade, and came in second in the seventh grade. I lost on the word 'plateau,' which I will never spell incorrectly again!"

Boris Dvorkin Boris Dvorkin

Boris loves teaching complex problems and helping students overcome their Test Day fears. He brings his sense of humor to the classroom—as well as his love of strategy board games.

"In 1998, when I was in eighth grade, I tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33."

"For three months, I worked full time writing captions for people with hearing loss."

"When you enter 'Typer Shark' into YouTube, the top video is mine. This is also true of 'Tradewinds 2' and 'Pathfinder Adventures'."

Stephanie Jolly Stephanie Jolly

Stephanie is an alumna of NYU. She loves to help students identify patterns on the exams and break down reading passages using the same analytical approach. She has taught for Kaplan in Oman, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S.

"There are only two scenarios that will get me to run voluntarily: being late for an appointment and fleeing from a bear—both of which I have done."

"I can identify countless species of wild flowers, fruits, and plants. My teenage dream was to be an ethnobotanist."

"I spent three months living in 'Tent Mahal'—the name I gave my tent during a summer hiking trip."