USD's ACT and SAT Classes offer comprehensive preparation to help students master their exam.

Our program exists to help you get into your dream college.  We have been helping San Diego’s students succeed on standardized tests for over 35 years.  Our program office and our instructors are focused on providing the best possible experience to our students.  If you have questions about which test is right for you, check out our presentation: SAT or ACT - What's the Difference?  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!  Email us at or give us a call at (619) 260-4585.  Thank you for your interest!  

Our comprehensive SAT and ACT courses teach students to tackle all subjects tested on the exams. Our expert instructors help students understand the format and acquire the skills needed to master their chosen test.  SAT class details, schedules and registration.  Upcoming examination dates for the SATACT class details, schedules and registration.  Upcoming examination dates for the ACT.

Course Structure and Content

Our SAT & ACT courses are 28 classroom hours.  The classes are offered on Saturdays or Sundays and are broken into seven four-hour sessions.  Each course includes two practice tests from which we create and distribute detailed score reports that can further guide your study plan.  We teach all sections of the exam including the optional writing section.  Due to time constraints the writing section is not included in the practice exams.  These classes focus on both test strategies and content review in order to maximize student improvement.  

Why Choose Us?

  • Expert Instructors – Our teachers have a passion for teaching and have demonstrated success on the exams.
  • High Quality Materials – Our materials teach mastery of the content, test-specific strategies, and use technology to help our students succeed.
  • Retake SAT and ACT Classes for free – We want you to achieve your highest possible score. Prep as much as you want. Retakes are free. *New materials may need to be purchased – view the retake materials section on the schedules page for more info.

Complete Schedules

View all the classes we have scheduled for the 19-20 Academic Year.

2019-2020 SAT Schedules | 2019-2020 ACT Schedules 

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"I thought the course was very helpful.  I learned new strategies and tips that will help me out on the real ACT test."
Chad L.
"I loved how my instructor taught the material based on what we wanted/ needed to work on and how she gave us practice tests to take on our own time."
Tristan L.
"This class was very helpful.  I learned so much in the few weeks we spent studying for the test."
Lucy R.