SAT and ACT Preparation

A-List offers expert customised SAT and ACT tutoring in London, the UK, and across Europe.


The SAT and ACT are similar exams in terms of content, knowledge, and test-taking strategies. American universities that accept these exams have no preference for one over the other.

At A-List, we have been helping students maximise their scores on these crucial exams since 2005. Our tutors, graduates of top US universities, undergo rigorous SAT/ACT training and participate in ongoing professional development.

In addition to personalised 1-1 tutoring, we also provide SAT/ACT Intensive Courses designed specifically for group preparation.

Struggling to decide between the SAT and ACT?

Both exams are lengthy and timed, with the SAT providing a few more seconds per question. The SAT has a more complex questioning style, requiring careful unravelling. Both tests offer extra time for eligible students. Our advice is to try both exams under exam conditions. We provide invigilated practice tests, available in-person (at our Central London office) or online. 

SAT and ACT Courses

Our SAT and ACT Courses are the ideal choice to get a head start your exam preparation for both tests. Designed specifically for beginners, our interactive courses provide comprehensive instruction, strategic guidance, thorough revision, and tailored testing.

Developed and refined over a decade, these courses have benefited students globally. Each 5-day session, led by our expert instructors, serves as a mini-intensive course, providing individual coaching and timely feedback throughout the week.

Our  courses also specialise in teaching specific techniques for the new digital SAT, equipping students with the skills they need to excel in the adaptive format.

With the flexibility of online and in-person options available in central London, students from all over the world can easily participate in our courses.

Each 5 day course includes

5 days and 24 hours of targeted, academic instruction

Proprietary A-List materials and techniques

2 full-length practice tests to track progress and identify growth opportunities

Engaging lessons led by our most experienced SAT and ACT specialists

Demystifying US Universities’ session led by our US Advising Team

Our Online course includes

Live, engaging online sessions

Access to our tailored courses via leading virtual learning platform, Canvas

Session recordings, online drills, materials, and our library of review videos

Our eBook, accessible from anywhere in the world

After the Course

Each student receives:

A personalised report with an assessment of performance through the course, including test analysis, study planning, and our recommendations for the next steps

Post-course practice test

A 30-minute online or phone consultation with our Academic Team to outline a future study plan following the course

SAT & ACT Course Dates

    - £1,050
    - £950 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,530
    - £1,290 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,530
    - £1,290 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,530
    - £1,290 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,530
    - £1,290 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,050
    - £950 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead
    - £1,530
    - £1,290 early-bird pricing if booked one month ahead


A bit more about our SAT and ACT Courses

  • Our SAT and ACT courses typically run from 9am to 3.30pm UK time.

  • Our in-person courses take place at our teaching space in Central London.

  • We provide drinks and light refreshments throughout the 5-day course, along with lunch on the first day.

  • Take advantage of our early-bird discounts when you book more than a month in advance

  • With early-bird discounts, arrange a complimentary proctored test 

  • All prices are inclusive of VAT


How to make a course booking

Course Testimonials

Our student course attendees improve their SAT scores by +144 points and their ACT scores by +5 points on average
"A-List was 100% what I was looking for in SAT preparation. The strategies and techniques - they all work!"
Course Student
"A very helpful and enjoyable course. Lovely staff and great atmosphere for learning. What I liked most is the pace of learning new material and being able to immediately apply it to the solutions of the given problems. Thank you for your help."
Course Student
"It was a great experience, as it really did help me understand concepts I hadn't understood before (like grammar, clever advice on tackling daunting math problems etc) I will definitely recommend this to my friends."
Course Student
"Took the SAT course and my tutor, Stephanie, could not have been more helpful. My scores greatly increased and I have Steph & the rest of the team at A-List to thank. I would 150% recommend the course!"
Course Student

SAT and ACT Test Dates

Official International Test Dates and Deadlines: We have compiled a list of international test dates and registration deadlines for the ACT and SAT exams for your convenience. Our expert tutors will help you prepare for your official test day.


ACT Test Dates

To register for any ACT test dates, visit the ACT Student website and sign in.

ACT 2023-2024 Test Dates

  • July 14-15, 2023

  • September 8-9, 2023

  • October 27-28, 2023

  • December 1-2, 2023

  • February 23-24, 2024

  • April 12-13, 2024

  • June 7-8, 2024

  • July 12-13, 2024

ACT Registration Deadline

  • June 16, 2023

  • August 11, 2023

  • September 29, 2023

  • November 3, 2023

  • January 26, 2024

  • March 15 2024

  • May 10, 2024

  • June 14, 2024

Late Deadline (fee required)

  • June 30, 2023

  • August 25, 2023

  • October 13, 2023

  • November 17, 2023

  • February 9, 2024

  • March 29, 2024

  • May 24, 2024

  • June 28, 2024

SAT Test Dates

To register for any SAT test dates, visit the official College Board website and sign in. 

SAT 2023-2024 Test Dates

  • August 26, 2023

  • October 7, 2023

  • November 4, 2023

  • December 2, 2023

  • March 9, 2024

  • May 4, 2024

  • June 1, 2024

Deadline for Registration Changes, and Regular Cancellation

  • August 11, 2023

  • September 22, 2023

  • October 20, 2023

  • November 17, 2023

  • TBC

  • TBC

  • TBC

Other Standardised Tests

We support students globally and also offer tailored tutoring for non-native English speakers preparing for the TOEFL and IELTS exams to demonstrate their English proficiency for university admissions.


Our TOEFL tutoring programme prepares students for the TOEFL iBT® test, which assesses English language proficiency for studying in English-speaking countries and tests listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.


Our IELTS tutoring programme prepares students for the IELTS standardised test, another English language proficiency exam for studying, migrating, or working in an English-speaking country. There are two kinds of IELTS exams.

IELTS Academic

The test assesses readiness for studying or training in an English-speaking environment for higher education or professional registration.

ELTS General Training

This test focuses on broader skills intended for social or workplace contexts. Students taking this exam are typically going to an English-speaking country for secondary education, work or training.


Independent Secondary School Entrance Exams

We offer test prep for secondary school admissions, including ISSE, SSAT, and SHSAT.


We offer support for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for prospective graduate and professional school students.


Discovery Session


Guiding Your Journey from Start to Finish

If you are new to US universities and the application process, we offer a free 15-minute session to guide you. Whether you are unsure about attending a US university, curious about your chances, or making a last-minute decision, our team are here to provide guidance and support.