Alabama is a great place to go to college! Alabama has a number of top-ranked colleges, including University of Alabama in Huntsville and Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. To increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter from the school of your choice, you'll want to optimize your SAT score.

If you're looking for the best SAT prep in Decatur, start here. We've compiled a list of local prep courses for the SAT, the top colleges in the Decatur area, and popular SAT test centers in Alabama.

The SAT is offered seven times each year, on one Saturday in January, March, May, June, October, November, and December. There is no restriction on how many times you can take the test, but most students find that taking the test three or fewer times is best. Four times should be the very most you should take the test; the fewer test days you attend, the less work you have to do!


Avoid late-registration fees by signing up at least one month ahead of time. Students who set their test date well in advance tend to get the most out of their studying – it creates additional motivation to help you achieve your score.

The average student studying for the SAT in Decatur, AL spends about five weeks preparing for the exam. That's not possible for everyone, so there are always shorter study plans that can help you make the most out of the time you have. Once you've given some thought to your goals and available study time, schedule your SAT (and your prep) so that you have a clear target to work toward.

Below you'll find some recommended prep courses for the SAT closest to Decatur, AL.

Kaplan SAT prep

SAT Prep - Live Online

Begins Mar 28, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Apr 23, 2018

Begins Mar 28, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Apr 23, 2018

Begins Mar 31, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Sat - Ends May 19, 2018

Begins Apr 5, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online PLUS
Meets on Tue, Thu - Ends May 1, 2018

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2018 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

Colleges near Decatur, Alabama

School Location School Type Undergrad Population Percent Admitted
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL 4-year, Public 6119 66%
Oakwood University Huntsville, AL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1859 51%
Alabama A & M University Normal, AL 4-year, Public 4496 51%
University of North Alabama Florence, AL 4-year, Public 6042 87%
Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, TN 2-year, Public 5079 23%
University of Memphis , TN 4-year, Public 16719 67%
Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee, TN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1469 62%
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham, AL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1508 66%
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 4-year, Public 10646 82%
University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL 4-year, Public 2567 72%
Samford University Birmingham, AL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2908 87%
Southeastern Bible College Birmingham, AL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 203 87%
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL 4-year, Public 7884 84%
O'More College of Design Franklin, TN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 182 40%
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 4-year, Public 22299 71%
Covenant College Lookout Mountain, GA 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1304 60%
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN 4-year, Public 9039 68%
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 4-year, Public 23700 54%
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1041 49%
Berry College Mount Berry, GA 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1777 64%