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College Planning

The US university application process - and the associated admissions tests - can seem daunting. At Kaplan, we're here to help by providing you with all the key information and resources. We've been helping students score highly on the SAT for 80 years, and we have a range of test preparation options to suit every student.

Find out everything you need to know!

  • When to apply
  • Why test prep matters
  • How to apply for financial aid
  • What to consider when choosing a college

Before you get started, download our free Starter Kit by filling our your details on the right!

We also offer US Undergraduate Admissions Consulting starting from £850!

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Start Your Journey

The path to college starts here!

US College

Choose your US university

Prepare a list of your top-choice US universities based on location, academics, quality of life and selectivity. Research the application deadlines and requirements.

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Get an overview of the entire application process by attending our Undergraduate Admissions Seminar!
Summer after GCSEs
Test Comparison

Decide between SAT and ACT

Although some universities will dictate which exam is required, most will accept either (or both!). Use our helpful guide to decide which test suits you best.

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Need some extra help deciding which test to take? Our knowledgeable and friendly team of service assistants are just a call away: +44 (0)20 7930 3130More ways to contact us
Diagnostic Test

Take a FREE diagnostic practice test

Take your first practice test to help identify your strengths and weaknesses. Your score may influence whether you decide to take the SAT or ACT.

SAT test ACT test Early Year 12
Kaplan Course

Choose your Kaplan course

Use the break in your A-levels as a great opportunity to prepare with one of Kaplan's many course options. Our intensive summer SAT Courses run at our London centre during July and August.

SAT Courses ACT Courses Year 12/Year 13

Start your application

It's never too early to start updating your CV. Keep in mind that extracurricular activities and exceptional reference letters will greatly complement high test scores. Be sure to research financial aid options and work on your application essay.

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Need some extra help with your application? Make your offer stand out from the crowd with admissions consulting from a Kaplan expert.
Kaplan Course

Prepare for test day!

Choose which test date is most suitable for you. Take the earliest possible date so that you have the opportunity to resit.

Key SAT dates Key ACT dates Year 13



Prep With Kaplan

Kaplan's SAT Course Options

SAT Private Tutoring
Get one-to-one guidance on your child's preparation through our most exclusive option, completely tailored to ensure progress. As part of the package, you will receive complimentary Classroom Course access* & 3 months' access to the Online Study Centre.

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SAT Prep - In Person:
Based in our London Center by Charing Cross, our classroom course consists of 10 classroom sessions led by expert faculty. Study materials and access to the Online Study Centre are included.

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SAT Prep - Live Online:
Our dynamic, live online class sessions are accessible from anywhere in the world. This is a great option for students that cannot attend a London based course but would still like to receive comprehensive instruction. 

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SAT Prep - Self-Paced:
Our award winning online course will allow your child to prepare at their own pace with online video instruction from our expert instructors. This is an ideal option for students who need to fit preparation around a busy schedule!

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*Only available for packages over 15 hours.

Kaplan's ACT Options

We offer a range of online options to help you prepare for the ACT, including: Private Tutoring, Self-Paced, Live Online & additional Supplementary Options.

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