Whether you're just getting started on your SAT prep in Decatur or you're taking the test tomorrow, we've put together some tips to help raise your score. If you haven't registered for the SAT, you'll want to sign up at least one month in advance to avoid late fees. The SAT is offered seven times each year, on one Saturday in January, March, May, June, October, November, and December. It's wise to register early to avoid late-registration fees.

Once you're registered, check out average scores for schools you're applying to as well as whether or not the essay section is required. Many schools, like Lincoln Christian University or Lincoln College require students to complete the 50-minute essay section.


It's not uncommon to take the SAT more than once. There is no restriction on how many times you can take the test, but you want to take the test in time for you to submit your best scores to the colleges of your choice. Once you're registered for your test date, you can use a variety of books, apps, or prep courses to get ready for the exam.

SAT prep courses are always available as an option to help you raise your score. If you can't find a local option in Decatur, know there are many online options with live instruction available.

Kaplan SAT prep

SAT Prep - Live Online

Begins Jun 18, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - Ends Jun 28, 2018


Begins Jun 24, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Sun - Ends Aug 19, 2018


Begins Jun 30, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Sat - Ends Aug 18, 2018


Begins Jul 1, 2018

SAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Sun - Ends Aug 19, 2018


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2018 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)

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Colleges near Decatur, Illinois

School Location School Type Undergrad Population Percent Admitted
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 643 63%
Lincoln College Lincoln, IL 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-pro 1304 68%
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL 4-year, Public 3027 59%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 4-year, Public 31477 67%
Illinois State University Normal, IL 4-year, Public 18389 67%
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL 4-year, Public 10225 66%
Southern Illinois University Carbondale , IL 4-year, Public 15551 59%
Methodist College of Nursing Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 198 78%
Bradley University Peoria, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 5061 72%
Greenville College Greenville, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1382 78%
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1465 69%
Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN 4-year, Public 8460 70%
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL 4-year, Public 11144 82%
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN 4-year, Private not-for-profit 1843 66%
McKendree University Lebanon, IL 4-year, Private not-for-profit 2249 68%
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL 4-year, Public 10553 65%
Saint Louis Christian College Florissant, MO 4-year, Private not-for-profit 333 61%
University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, MO 4-year, Public 12966 73%
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis, MO 4-year, Private not-for-profit 665 47%
Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis, MO 4-year, Private not-for-profit 11159 72%