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ACT/SAT Test Prep at SJHS (Dr. Scott Carlin) - Nov. 6, 13, 27 & Dec. 4 Session

Dear Parents (and Students),

Fall is the perfect opportunity to start (or continue) training for the ACT and SAT.   I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to prepare for these exams. Colleges accept BOTH tests, so there are two keys to try an unlock the same door when it comes to college admission.  

I wanted to reach out and inform all parents that Dr. Carlin will be hosting his popular SAT/ACT Prep Course at St. Joseph High Schoolbeginning MONDAY November 6 at 7:00 p.m (SJHS Media Center).  Parents can register online at the link below (

Dr. Carlin does an outstanding job presenting both the strategy and content of these complex exams at a fraction of the cost of bigger test prep companies, and he gets results.  This course can help students maximize their scores, opening the doors to more competitive colleges as well as bigger money scholarships. 



            SAT/ACT Hybrid Prep Course

Instructor:  Dr. Scott Carlin, Ph.D.

Dates:  Mondays Nov 6, 13, 27, & Dec 4  (four session course)

Time:  7:00-9:15 p.m.

Location:  St. Joseph High School (St. Joseph, MI) 

Room:  Media Center

Cost:  $249


Students should bring pencils, a notebook, a folder, and a calculator.  Highly Suggested (but NOT required) are copies of Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition ($17-20 on Amazon)  and a copy of the The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2016 Edition ($16-20 on Amazon).  Dr. Carlin will provide PDFs of these tests if you choose not to purchase the texts.

Dr. Carlin will provide each student necessary class handouts as part of the course.

Please note, there is significant crossover between the ACT and "New" SAT exams.  In addition, every college and university accepts BOTH the ACT and the SAT, and colleges and universities will evaluate a student on whichever score is higher (based on the ACT/SAT Concordance Scale).  Essentially, taking two tests provide a student two different keys that could unlock the same door to college acceptance or scholarship money.  This course will help students figure out their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to each test and how to utilize testing strategies with one exam and carry them over to success on the other. Nearly every student eventually scores HIGHER on one of the two tests.  However, a students needs the opportunity to discover which test is a better fit.

To give you some background about me, I am the Founder & CEO of Dr. Carlin's Test Prep and College Consulting based in Buchanan, Michigan. I have been regularly hosting SAT and ACT courses at roughly 40 Michigan and Indiana high schools (and now online in Live, Webinar format) for the past 6 years.  I have been working with students on the ACT both individually and in formal classes for the past 18 years.  

I am a Buchanan High School Grad ('93), a University of Notre Dame B.A. ('97) and M.Ed ('03) and earned my Ph.D. from Michigan State ('10).  I also work with high school staffs on Professional Development and how to incorporate the ACT or New SAT into the classroom curriculum throughout the year.  In addition, I work with students and parents on the college application process, including essay revision, resume pieces and scholarship applications.

I am excited about the opportunity to work with your students in the coming weeks.

I will continue to send you updates on the course, (including materials that will help in their preparation) what we are doing in each course, what students could be doing to PRACTICE between sessions and what this all means in the "big picture" from a college perspective.   I also hope to host a parent session in the Fall, so parents can ask questions about testing, college apps, and the college readiness process in general.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to reach out by phone, text, or email.

Thanks everybody, and I look forward to a great course.  

Dr. Carlin


Dr. Scott B. Carlin, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Carlin's Test Prep & College Consulting