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Is Princeton Review 1400+ worth it?

T1inthehouseT1inthehouse 16 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Normally I would avoid prep classes, yet Princeton Review guarantees a 1400+ or your money back. Assuming you attend all classes and do all their homework. My SAT score is currently 1180.

Has anyone done it before and tell me what it’s like.

Also there is a free 40 hour SAT class taught by Cal students. I don’t know what it is like and there is no score guarantee, but it’s free. Should I do that instead.
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  • lkg4answerslkg4answers 1517 replies179 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Try Khan Academy, It is also free.
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  • T1inthehouseT1inthehouse 16 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I’ve done a bit of it, yet there are no strategies on Khan Academy.
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 3851 replies84 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    It could be worth it, but a lot of it depends on you. At my kid’s HS, it was pretty much a rite of passage for everyone to take an SAT prep class. Many people did increase their score 200 points, while others had as low as a 0 point increase. I would say you’d need to dedicate 100 hours of prep, homework and test practice. I base the 100 hours on a bootcamp that many of my kid’s friends took, which consisted of 2 weeks during the Christmas holidays, 8 hours each day, and then 10 additional Saturdays of test practice and review, 4 hours each. That bootcamp worked very well for quite a few of the students from what I understand. (This is hearsay from the guy that runs the camp, luckily my kid never had to take his bootcamp which was close to $3K)
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 1953 replies26 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Does Princeton Review guarantee you a 1400? Is that new? If I recall, our local PR class guaranteed a 180 point increase, not a minimum, score. You had to come in with a baseline score over a certain amount, though, but that score could be on a PSAT.
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  • T1inthehouseT1inthehouse 16 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Kind of, you get a full refund or you can take the course again if you don’t get a 1400+. As long as if you do all the work and attend all the classes. Your eligible for it if your SAT, PSAT, or Princeton diagnostic is an 1160 meaning up to a 240+ improvement.
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  • TheSATTeacherTheSATTeacher 236 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Attending all the classes and doing all the homework (and there may be a lot of it) is a BIG catch. If you fail to do one of these things, you will be on the hook for the cost of the course! I imagine this is the main way they make their money.
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