Other Free and Low Cost SAT and College Prep Services

Web-Based Services

These sites contain a wealth of free SAT study content including streaming video, a custom study plan creator, and many practice problems. Some even have free practices tests. Check out the sites below to get started:


Boston Area Services

  • MIT ESP-SAT Prep | Very low-cost SAT and college prep for any high school students in grades 9-12. 
  • The Bottom Line | Partnering high school students and college counselor mentors. Providing help for college decision making and preparing students for college admittance.
  • The Higher Education Resource Center | College counselors available for drop-in counseling and a great selection of materials to look through at the Boston Public Library. 


New York City Services

  • THE Options Program at Goddard Riverside Community Center | Free SAT preparation and can make free counseling with well-trained private college counselors. Available for all grade- levels.
  • Bronx High School of Science | They have compiled a thorough list of resources on their website. Calling any one of the centers listed on this site will lead you to someone who can help guide you to find a program that is right for you.
  • The Harlem Center for Education | Free summer classes for SAT and college prep.
  • Learning Leaders |Places tutors in NYC public schools with knowledge ranging from SAT prep to GED tutoring.
  • The Columbia University Double Discovery Program |A range of free services that include taking free SAT prep classes, having access to Columbia University tutors to help with their academic work, and college or career information.
  • The Door | Offers young people ages 12-21 comprehensive educational (including free SAT prep), health, nutritional and counseling programs, as well as legal services for young people in need of civil legal representation.
  • College Directions Program at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center | CDP provides Bronx residents with college preparation, information, and assistance. See website for full list of services. All services are free of charge.
  • Expanded Horizons The goal of Expanded Horizons is to help disadvantaged young people achieve acceptance into college. The program empowers youth by engaging them in educational, recreational, and preparatory activities ranging from college trips and SAT preparation classes to individual counseling and workshops.
  • Minds Matter | Minds Matter pairs high-achieving, low-income high school students with dedicated mentors to achieve academic excellence and expand educational horizons. By working with their mentors and attending top-tier summer college prep programs, Minds Matter's students gain academic and social enrichment while strengthening their college applications. Program activities include researching and selecting summer programs and/or colleges/universities, preparing applications, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and attending weekly Test Prep and Writing & Critical Thinking classes. Applicants apply during the spring of their freshman year.