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SAT and Pre-college Program

College Admissions Counseling and ACT and SAT Test Prep with The Princeton Review

Abbey Road’s intensive pre-college enrichment and test preparation summer program gives you the necessary tools to compete at the highest level during the college admission process. College admissions classes and seminars are thorough and catered to meet each student’s needs and academic level. The core ACT and SAT component of the program is facilitated directly by The Princeton Review. Their Satisfaction Guarantee will give you the confidence you need to significantly improve your scores! You will also have great fun experiencing college life in the heart of Boston, on the Emerson College campus. Find out what it’s like to live, study, and dine like a college student while discovering some of the most beautiful campuses of the Northeast and making many new friends.

The college-prep summer program staff is unparalleled in their expertise in the field of College Admissions Preparation and closely monitors student progress through mentoring sessions and one-on-one tutoring. All of Abbey Road’s counselors, mentors and instructors are gifted high school college guidance directors and instructors with experience in the fields of SAT and ACT tutoring, self-marketing, English and creative writing.


All students are enrolled in daily ACT and SAT preparation with The Princeton Review as well as the afternoon College Admissions Prep and Essay Writing course.

The Princeton Review ACT and SAT Test Prep
The ACT and SAT Test Prep courses are taught directly by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review's prep courses include daily classroom instruction and full length practice tests. You will continue to benefit from The Princeton Review course by receiving additional help after the end of our program. Before you take your scheduled test, you will receive yet another review session and practice test for free as part of the Fall Wrap-up program through The Princeton Review and Abbey Road. Satisfaction Guarantee: The Princeton Review guarantees that students who complete all classes, tests, and homework and attend the Fall Wrap-up will be satisfied with their scores on the ACT or SAT. Any students not satisfied with his or her scores may attend a refresher course free of charge at any Princeton Review location.

College Admissions Prep and Essay Writing
This course offers a comprehensive approach to college admissions, based on your admissions goals and current high school level. For students unfamiliar with admissions procedures, counselors will determine a range of schools that meet your needs and then devise a specific plan of action for admission to each one. Counselors work closely with juniors and seniors on the nuances of self-marketing helping them to craft a unique, consistent picture, both through written materials and personal interviews. All students benefit from coursework and mentoring sessions in personal statement essay writing, from brainstorming potential topics and editing the first draft to polishing the final product.


Dorm Residence at Emerson College
Conveniently located on the internationally recognized Emerson College campus, Abbey Road’s College Prep Program allows students to benefit from all the conveniences a modern college campus provides. Students live together in college dorms, with supervision provided by Abbey Road Resident Advisors, and have access to all dorm amenities, from wi-fi equipped lounges and study rooms to dining halls.


After their morning and afternoon classes, students may choose from a variety of recreational options, free time, or excursions to local college campuses such as Harvard, Tufts, and Boston University, to name a few. Each day provides new opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to their college applications! Outside of class time, you can also take advantage of the excitement of college residential life and access to Boston's city center, historic neighborhoods, waterfront and famous Theater district.

Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:30 Morning Group Meeting
9:30-12:30 ACT or SAT Prep Course with The Princeton Review
12:30-2:00 Afternoon Break and Lunch
2:00-5:00 College Essay Writing OR College Campus Visit
5:00-7:00 Student Free Time, Counselor Office Hours
7:00-8:30 Dinner: Restaurant, Stipend or Meal at Emerson College Residence
8:30-11:30 Evening Activities
11:30-12:00 Face-to-Face Nightly Check-in


Campus excursions will complement the academic portion of the program by taking students to a wide range of colleges on the East Coast. You will explore prospective colleges, talk to admissions counselors, take campus tours and gain valuable insight into the college admissions process.


Those attendees interested in visiting New York area schools may take part in a three-day optional travel extension at the program’s end. The fast-paced environment of New York City is a true melting pot of culture and diversity. The group will visit some of New York City’s most prestigious universities, such as Columbia and NYU, as well as such iconic sites as Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.


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SAT and Pre-college Program
SAT and Pre-college Program "My daughter has approached her senior year and college visits with a lot more confidence and anticipation of the enriching experiences that await her, having lived one just this summer. In her college essay, she even talked about how she changed as a result of her Abbey Road experience."

Kathy H. mother of Allison H., 2009
SAT and Pre-college Program
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