MCA 2010 Fall Semester SAT Program

MCA 2010 Fall Semester SAT Program Registration Information

What does SAT stand for and why do students have to take it?


SAT is originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Assessment Test, the name College Board is actually not using any more.  It is an important admission criterion for American colleges and universities. A high score can help you stand out from other applicants.

What is the MCA SAT program? 

The MCA SAT program is a test preparation program designed specifically for immigrant students by MCA (Minnesota China Academy). The program provides students with skills needed to succeed on each section of the SAT. The program first started in 2001 and has successfully operated for 10 years and trained more than 500 students. Many students who participated in the program got high scores on their SAT tests and got accepted into prestigious universities.

The 2010 Fall classes will start on September 25th (Saturday). There are two classes, Class A and Class B. Class A is designed for 10th grade students. Class B is designed for 11th grade students who are going to take SATs in 2010-2011 school year.

Tentative Schedule and fees for Class A (10th-Grade Group):

There are 12 sessions, including 3 SAT diagnostic exams (September 25th, 2010 - January 15th, 2011). Class will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday mornings except for the three days of the diagnostic exams, which will run from 8:15 am to 12:15 noon. The class will be taught by experienced teachers from Princeton Review (Princeton Review is a famous national test-preparation school. It has roughly 500 locations around the country).

The fee is $555 per student, which covers class instruction, diagnostic exams and materials from Princeton Review. The fee may increase if enrollment is small (if less than 12 per class).

Tentative Schedule and Fees for Class B (11th-Grade Group): 
Session 1 will consist of 1 PSAT diagnostic test and 9 content classes (September 25th through December 18th.) Session 2 will consist of 4 SAT diagnostic tests and 5 pre-test preparation classes (January 15th through March 5th, 2011.)

Session 1 is designed to enhance students' English and math skills and to help students prepare specifically for the PSAT test in October, a very important test for 11th-grade students. This class will be instructed by experienced English and math teachers from U of M and local school districts. 

Session 2 is designed to provide intensive pre-test preparation to help students prepare for the SAT tests in March, 2011. This class will divide student into small groups (no more than 6 students per group) and will be instructed by instructors from Princeton Review. 

The fee is $595, which covers class instruction, diagnostic exams and materials for both sessions. The fee may increase if enrollment is smaller than 12 students in Session 1 or smaller than 6 students per group in Session 2. If spaces are available, Session 1 and Session 2 can be taken separately. If taken separately, the fee is $230 for Session 1 and $405 for Session 2.


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