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Prepare Now for the SAT!

Learn the best strategies the test makers don’t want you to know. It’s time to focus on your future and on preparing for college success. We can help you do your best on the SAT exam. In the spring of 2016, the SAT exam is changing. Enroll in Penn State’s SAT prep course now so that you get the score you need for college admittance and scholarships!

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers high-school students an opportunity to raise their scores on the SAT. The course provides information on the SAT and instructs students in proven test-taking strategies to help them realize their full potential on the test. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Familiarity with the SAT Reasoning Test, test mechanics, concepts, and strategies.
  • Critical reading – improve reading comprehension, understanding of single and double passages, and strategies for sentence completion.
  • Writing – grammar and mechanics review, as well as effective essay writing.
  • Math skills – familiarity with math grid and when to use a calculator; math shortcuts.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of guessing.
  • Ways to reduce the time needed to answer questions.
  • Scoring of the SAT and how to compute a score on sample tests.


Our Instructors have over 20 years of test-preparation experience and undergo a rigorous approval and evaluation process to ensure the highest quality instruction is available to our students. SAT Preparation instructors are fully qualified to assist students in improving their math and critical reading/writing skills as well as in providing guidance for test-taking strategies.


  • Take an official off-the-record SAT test
  • Review core skills and learn strategies at the same time
  • Instructors target specific areas of need
  • Conveniently located in the Athletic and Recreation Building on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus

Registration & Refund Policy

Advance payment and registration is required no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first class. Due to demand, space cannot be held without payment. Cancellations must be received at least seven (7) business days prior to the first class or the student will be responsible for the fee. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, upon which registrants will be notified and a refund issued.

To cancel a registration for the Online/Self-Directed session, fax your cancellation notice to 570-675-8308 or email it to wbce@outreach.psu.edu. Cancellations must be received within 48 hours of registering.

How to Register

  • Register Online: PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering someone other than yourself (parent registering a child, employee registering another staff member, etc.) you will be acting as that person during the registration process and inputting their information, not your own. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Outreach Non-Credit Registration office at the number below.
  • By fax: Complete the registration form on the printable brochure, which can be found on the right sidebar of this page, along with the medical consent form to 814-863-2765.  Credit card information must be included on registration form.
  • By mail: Complete the medical consent form and registration form, mail along with payment to:
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
    PO Box 410
    State College, PA 16804-0410
For registration-related questions please call the Outreach Non-Credit Registration office 814-867-4973 or email nc_reg_office@outreach.psu.edu.

For program-related questions call 570-675-9253 or email wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

SAT Review Course 2015 Dates

Session 4: Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Dates: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21
Snow Makeup: Tuesday 4/28 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
(Preparation for May 2, 2015 & June 6, 2015 SAT tests)

Session 5: Online/Self-Directed SAT Preparation

Once you register, you can prepare for any SAT test that is offered within the next five months. Your tuition includes exclusive web-based materials to help you master test content. From interactive lessons, comprehensive lesson content, knowledge-measuring quizzes, and timed tests, you can prepare for the test anytime/anywhere at your own convenience.