Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

SAT Fact: Pay More, Get Higher Score?

Karl Schellscheidt

A new study spearheaded by Ohio State University professor Claudi Buchman announced that children from higher-income families are the ones most likely to attend private SAT prep classes and to receive private tutoring. The article then noted that the children who took private SAT prep classes averaged 60 points higher on the SAT than those who did not attend such classes. At an average of $800 for such a class, (more…)