Test Prep & College Admissions Resources

Wondering how you can be a competitive college applicant?

Watch a recording of our most recent virtual panel-style event, in which we brought on admissions officers from schools across the country to give their top tips on all things applying to college!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: All Things Test Prep, by Prep Expert

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SAT Prep Courses by Top 1% Instructors

Prep Expert offers a variety of SAT prep courses, ranging in length and format. If you're a high school sophomore or junior, check these courses out!

FREE WEBINAR: 10 Secrets to Raising your Test Scores

Dr. Shaan Patel, the founder of Prep Expert, is hosting a free webinar on June 17th at 3pm PST. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to get the 411 on top tips & tricks!

ACT Prep Courses by Top 1% Instructors

If it's ACT prep you're looking for, look no further than Prep Expert! They offer three types of courses that vary in terms of length, pacing, and format.

Helpful Blog Posts

SAT vs ACT Unpacked

This post goes over the basics of the SAT vs the ACT, and gives you the important info that will help you decide which test is the right fit for you.

Test-Optional Demystified

This post discusses everything you need to know about the term "test-optional" as it relates to standardized tests & college admissions.

What is a Good SAT Score?

To put it simply, the answer to the question of what makes a good SAT score is: it depends. What does it depend on, you may ask? Check out this blog post to find out!

passion project

What is a passion project? Why is having one important for my college application? How can I go about getting involved in one myself? Click on the guest blog post above to get the answers to all of these questions!


Many students tend to get intimidated by the word "leadership". They think that in order to be a leader, you need to fit into the rigid norms of what constitutes one. In this post, I discuss how any student can be a leader.

AP (Advanced Placement) & IB (International Baccalaureate)

Wize Prep AP Course Help

Wize Prep currently offers free AP test-prep resources for classes ranging from AP Calc (A and B) to Chemistry to Statistics.

AP vs IB: Which is right for you?

This post highlights the basics of AP & IB programs, some key differences between them, the benefits of each, & more.

How to Succeed in AP Classes

This post highlights some key study and time management tips to help you succeed in your classes and exams.

Standardized Test Prep-Related Resources

Equal Access Tutoring Program

Free to very affordable 24/7 Homework Help, Test Prep, and Academic Subject Tutoring from thousands of US College Students

FREE SAT Video Course

This free course offers mini-lessons on SAT Reading, Writing, and Math. It includes an official SAT practice test and gap-analysis score report.

Flipped SAT/ACT Prep Course 

Comprehensive Online SAT & ACT  with over 3,500 Practice Questions, 2 Full-Length Diagnostic Tests, Gap Analysis Reports, and Quiz-Builder

On College in General...


The Common Application is an online application that works in partnership with approximately 900 schools worldwide and allows you to apply to multiple schools with just one application.

In this post, I unpack and dissect the seven Common Application Essay prompts, although you only need to write one - don't worry!


Although they aren't the main component of your application, extracurricular activities are still important because they tell admissions officers more about who you are, beyond your grades.

If you're not sure which extracurriculars are up your alley, read through this post to get some ideas and inspiration!

College Prep Resources

Office Hours with Ayden!

Every Friday, I host FREE office hours sessions where students can come chat with me about all things college-related. I want to be a resource for you, help you navigate the process, and steer you away from making the same mistakes that I did!

College Essay Guy

The College Essay Guide helps students with ALL kinds of essays, from personal statements to supplementals to everything in between.

College Prep Checklists

These checklists, created by Studentaid.gov (the FAFSA people!) are a great resource to help you get prepared for college, in terms of money, but with everything else too!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is partnered with College Board to provide official SAT practice.

This includes eight full-length practice tests and a personalized practice plan.

Want to get the 411 on all things test-prep related? 

I host live sessions on Instagram every week (sometimes even more often than that!) which often focus on college and test-prep-related topics, and always have a Q & A component. Throw me a follow on the gram to stay updated!

Looking for more college prep resources?

It's your lucky day!

I have a list of even more awesome (and free!) resources on my general student resources page, dedicated to providing insight and advice into the college admissions process and what it's like to be on campus.