Selects University students have increased their SAT scores by an average of over 25% (300-500+ points)

Started as a division of industry leading Selects Performance Inc. in 2011, Selects University is a comprehensive teaching program designed to further enhance our overriding goal of best preparing young students-athletes for the collegiate level, while opening-up as many doors as possible for their future through the benefits of high academic performance and achievement. The main focus of Selects University will be on college admissions preparation by offering courses designed to help all levels of students excel at writing the SAT Reasoning Test.

About the New 2016 SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a nationally administered, standardized test to help post-secondary institutions evaluate candidates for college admissions in the United States. The test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college by testing their reading, analysis, and writing skills along with solving problems mathematically. The current SAT Reasoning Test, new for 2016, takes three hours plus an additional fifty minutes for the optional essay. The redesign affects the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. Some of the new features include an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers. The new SAT will return to the 1600-point scale, with Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800 respectively, alongside the optional Essay which is evaluated separately.

What is the SAT and What Has Changed? 

The SAT is a three-hour comprehensive test that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis. An additional 50 minutes will be given for the optional Essay. Post-secondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission. The redesign affects the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. Some of the new features include an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers. The new SAT will return to the 1600-point scale, with Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800 respectively, alongside the optional Essay which is evaluated separately.

Type of Score
Score Range
Details

Total Score

400-1600

· The sum of the two section scores: Math score + Reading and Writing score

Section Score

200-800

· There are two section scores: Math and Reading and Writing

· The Essay score is not included in this section

Essay

6-24

· The Essay will have three scores: Reading, Writing, and Analysis

· Each scored between 2-8

 

Component
Time Allotted (minutes)
Number of Questions/ Tasks

Reading

65

52

Writing and Language

35

44

Essay (optional)

50

1

Math 80

58

Total

180 (230 with Essay)

154 (155 with Essay)

 

  • The Reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The Writing and Language section includes a short essay and multiple choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • The Math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

Writing the Test

The SAT is typically taken by high school sophomores (grade 10), juniors (grade 11) and seniors (grade 12) and is offered seven times a year; in October, November, December, January, *March (or April, alternating), May, and June, at numerous locations throughout each Canadian Province and US State.

*Note, the first spring test date (March or April) is only available in the United States; however Canadians can still register for the spring test date if they take the test in the US.

There is no limit to how many times a student can write the SAT Test so students may register and write the SAT as many times as they like, with only their highest test score counting towards college admission. Generally, students in the US will write the SAT Test in the spring of their junior year so that they have the option of writing the test again in the fall of their senior year if they feel that it is necessary to try and improve their score.

It is important to note that the timelines for student-athletes are becoming increasingly accelerated in the competitive landscape of college recruitment. For student-athletes, we recommend taking the SAT Test in the fall of their junior year or even as early as spring of their sophomore year. This ensures that the student-athlete will be able to have numerous attempts if needed and will also have the opportunity to proactively reach out to college coaches and prospective universities of their choice. This also allows maximized potential for academic scholarships and entrance awards.

The SAT tests grade 6-10 knowledge. Depending on the curriculum, there may be some grade 11 questions as well, but no grade 12 material will be tested.

 Selects University – SAT Prep Course

The Selects University – SAT Prep Course has been exclusively designed by our staff of highly educated and experienced teachers who have scored in the high percentile for the SAT and other standardized tests. With an expert knowledge of SAT content and highly developed skills in both critical thinking and problem solving, our instructors add a personal and tailored approach to working with each student in order to maximize their individual scoring potential and enhance the overall learning experience.

Each course will combine interactive instruction with an amplified focus on practical experience developed by writing realistic practice tests on a weekly basis, in order to provide each student with a firm understanding of course content and the familiarity of how to write the SAT test in the most efficient and productive manner possible.

What’s Included:

  • Maximum Class Size of 12-16 Students
  • In-class timed tests, as well as group and one-on-one components that focus on each student learning every concept
  • Tips and techniques that break down questions into easily understandable parts, allowing students to write the SAT Reasoning Test quickly and correctly
  • A diagnostic exam at the beginning of the course to determine the individual needs of each student
  • 10 x 3 hour classroom sessions
  • 3 x full-length simulated SAT Practice Tests, invigilated under real SAT test conditions, to provide students with the experience of writing the SAT, while evaluating their progress

SAT Test Dates

FALL
October 1, 2016
Registration Deadline:
September 1, 2015

November 5, 2016
Registration Deadline:
October 7, 2015

December 3, 2016
Registration Deadline:
November 3, 2015

January 21, 2017
Registration Deadline:
December 21, 2016

US ONLY
March 11, 2017 (US Only)
Registration Deadline:
February 10, 2017

SPRING
May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline:
April 7, 2017

June 3, 2017
Registration Deadline:
May 9, 2017

Test Locations in BC

  • Ballenas Secondary, Parksville
  • Brentwood College School, Mill Bay
  • Dorset College, Vancouver
  • George Elliot Secondary, Winfield
  • Lester B. Pearson College, Victoria
  • Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Courtenay
  • Matthew McNair Secondary, Richmond
  • Meadowridge School, Maple Ridge
  • Penticton Secondary, Penticton
  • Prince George Secondary, Prince George
  • Prince of Wales Secondary, Vancouver
  • Selkirk College, Castlegar
  • Shawnigan Lake, Shawnigan Lake
  • St. Michael’s University School, Victoria
  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
  • University of Victoria, Victoria
  • Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo
  • York House, Vancouver

Please NOTE that SAT Testing Centers are constantly changing. For the most up-to-date listing / searchable database, or other test locations in Canada or the US, please visit CollegeBoard.com.