All LogicPrep students start by taking a diagnostic SAT and ACT exam. Before doing so, we encourage you to meet with our instructors for 4 lessons: 2 to cover the math and verbal sides of each test. These lessons will give you insight into SAT/ACT content and strategies, so you can make the most of each diagnostic test and ultimately make a more informed decision on which to pursue (your scores mean less if you’ve approached the test the wrong way). This process also gives you the opportunity to try out lessons with 4 instructors, so you choose who you want to work with moving forward.
It’s diagnostic time! After your initial lessons, you’ll come into our office to take a diagnostic SAT and ACT under proctored conditions. These scores give us a picture of your strengths and weaknesses, but most importantly, they give you a sense of which test you prefer (it’s really your choice — in the eyes of college admissions staff, both tests are treated 100% equally). You’ll then work with your Academic Advisor to determine which test makes more sense to pursue.
After you’ve taken both diagnostic tests, you and your family will meet again with one of our Academic Advisors to choose a test, select instructors, and develop a timeline. We’ll also set target scores in this meeting, but don’t think of these as overly deterministic: we see students surpass these scores all the time. While your first test scores are useful in tracking your improvement, the most important factor by far is how much work you put in throughout the process.