By Rachel Klein
PEORIA – Illinois Central College’s Youth Program offers SAT preparation classes for high school juniors who are required to take the exam.
The State of Illinois has issued a change this school year for juniors in public high school to take the College Board’s SAT instead of the ACT college entrance exam.
If your teen struggles with standardized exams like the SAT, preparation classes are beneficial for their success. The SAT Prep course covers topics that include reading, writing and math.
According to ICC’s Youth Program website, “Illinois Central College offers an SAT Prep course that will help students prepare for the test AND answer parents’ questions regarding the transition from ACT to SAT.”
This course teaches test-taking strategies to get the best possible score, along with what scores and subject tests are required for college admission.
ICC’s SAT Prep course does not sign students up to take the actual SAT. It is merely a course to help students and their parents adapt to the change of the exams and to prepare students for the exam. Public high school students can register for the exam in April with their guidance counselors.
The course starts out with an introductory night where students are encouraged to bring their parents along so instructors can answer any questions they have about the exam. The introductory night is always the Monday of the first week of SAT Prep classes.
“SAT Prep is held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Illinois Central College North Campus, Hickory Hall, 5407 N. University Street, Peoria. The Introductory night is held from 6:00-7:30 (a parent or guardian is encouraged to attend),” the ICC Youth Program website says.
You can apply online now! To cancel your registration you must do it five days prior to the beginning of classes.