What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Two months out from the SAT - is this enough prep time?

So I just signed up for the SAT and I've got 2 months to prepare. I'm aiming for a pretty competitive score. Do you guys think 2 months is sufficient to study for it? I'd welcome any study plan suggestions or resources that worked well for you!

7 months ago

Absolutely, two months can be an adequate amount of time to prepare for the SAT, especially if you use your study time efficiently. To start, assess your current level by taking a practice SAT to identify areas where you need the most improvement. Then, you can create a study schedule that focuses on those areas while also maintaining the skills you're strong in.

For resources, the College Board's free Khan Academy practice is very valuable, as it tailors question practice to your test results. Supplement this with practice tests, either from the College Board or from a reputable SAT prep book. Aim to take a full-length practice test at least once every two weeks to track your progress and get used to the test's timing.

Remember to carve out time for review after each practice test. Going over your mistakes will help you understand where you went wrong and how to avoid similar errors in the future. Also, as you get closer to test day, be sure to get plenty of rest and maintain a healthy diet to ensure you're at peak performance mentally and physically.

If you're consistent and dedicated in your prep, two months should be plenty of time to see significant improvement. Best of luck!

7 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.