Course Description

Build your strategy to approach college entrance exams with confidence. While some colleges and universities are waiving standardized test scores, many still use scores to determine merit scholarships.

Spend two Saturdays in SMU's intensive Online SAT Bootcamp covering tips, tools, and techniques to help you achieve your best score on the SAT exam and take the next step to achieve your academic goals you may encounter on the exam. Our experienced instructors present information in manageable units, focusing on each component of the exam, giving you the skills needed to approach each question. In our online class you will interact with the instructor and other students via Zoom and navigate course material and practice problems in the Learning Management System (Canvas). With SMU Test Prep, you will gain the skills needed for success on the SAT and reach your exam date ready to perform at your peak.

Course Outline

Day 1


What is the SAT?

What score do you need?

Reading Test


Grammar Skills Practice

Passage practice

Break: 5 minutes

Writing and Language Test:


Close reading skills

Passage practice

Wrap Up

Day 2

Math Test:


Group discussion

Math skills practice

Math test practice

Break: 10 minutes



Writing skills

Reflection & Wrap Up


Students should be prepared with paper, a pencil, and the calculator that they plan to use during the SAT exam. The registration fee includes all other materials including workbooks and practice exams; they will be available on the LMS (Canvas) to view and/or print.

There will be short breaks throughout class.

Click here to find out more about the SAT and upcoming exam dates.

About Our Curriculum

Using curriculum developed by experienced local test preparation professionals, SMU Test Prep instructors are veteran educators who care about helping students achieve their goals. SMU works with our instructors to tailor our classroom experiences to the specific needs of the students.


Who should take this course?

SMU's SAT Online Bootcamp Test Prep course is ideal for students who are dedicated to their personal academic success. This course is ideal for current high school juniors who are planning to take the SAT for the first time; we also recommend this course for students who may have previously taken the exam but wish to improve their scores. Students should expect to actively participate in class.


“Practice tests were helpful in gauging what I needed to study, and how much of a shot I have at applications.” – Nathan B., 11th grade
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