Frequently asked Questions

Prospective Students
Do I pay a fee each year for the Complete Program?

No. A one-time fee includes all of the activities in our Complete Program until you graduate from high school. That means lessons, workshops, practice tests and reviews…all for one price. The fee is discounted if you pay it all at once, but it can also be paid using an installment plan. For more information about payment options, please click here.

We want to prepare you for all of the college admissions tests you will be taking throughout your high school career. We are here for you until you reach your goals… plain and simple.

When is the “right” time for me to start?

In general, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Each of our students has a different goal in mind, so it is a great idea to contact us to discuss your needs. We’d be happy to schedule a free consultation to determine the best path for you.

How do I get started?

  1. Decide which program you want to join (Complete Program, 7th or 8th Grade Program, Individual Tutoring)
  2. View the schedules for the program.
  3. Submit your registration form and payment.
  4. Attend an orientation and take a diagnostic test (Complete Program, 7th or 8th Grade Program)
  5. Go to your first class!

How do you compare to your competitors?

We believe our program exceeds that of all other test preparation programs because we:

  • make a commitment to our students for the duration of their high school career for one price
  • provide ongoing instructor-led practice activities
  • offer direction and counseling to help you maximize your potential
  • have constantly changing practice materials
  • hire degreed, experienced teachers
  • track student progress using our one-of-a-kind system
  • give flexibility to activities with a facility open 6 days per week
  • offer on-site make-up lessons at no charge

How much improvement can I expect to see?

Your reward is directly related to the effort you make. Every student has different starting points in knowledge, learning styles, commitment levels, and extracurricular distractions. Students who commit to our Complete Program and follow our recommendations can expect to see between 150 and 500 points of improvement.

Do you have a guarantee?

Yes, and our guarantee is the best in the industry. Students participating in our high school level Complete Program may stay with us and continue to prepare under our direction at no additional charge until they graduate from high school. It’s not a guarantee based on our standards…it’s all about your goals.

Lessons and homework
I need to make-up a class. What do I do?

All make-up lessons are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Our class size is limited.

  • Contact your KD College Prep campus to verify which lesson you actually missed.
  • Get a list of days and times make-up lessons are available.
  • Always call your campus the day before to make sure the class schedule has not changed.
  • Come at least 30 minutes early for your make-up lesson to ensure a spot in the class. No advance reservations are accepted.
  • Check in at Command Central as soon as you arrive.
  • Wait for staff at Command Central to call your name and tell you which room to go to.

Can I repeat lessons?

If you began our Complete Program prior to the 11th grade, you will participate in revised and updated curriculum once in each grade level through the 11th grade.
If you have not received the scores you need after taking the national tests in 11th grade, please contact us so we can schedule an evaluation for you. Based on your scores, activity, and goals, we will design a plan for you leading up to the 12th grade.

Workshops and vocabulary
Do I have to finish lessons before coming to workshops or participating in practice tests?

No. As soon as your lessons start, you can attend the workshops.
The workshops are intended to review the concepts you are learning in your lessons and to give you more practice with them. You should attend workshops until you reach your score goal.
KD College Prep’s recommendation is that after attending Verbal 3 and Math 3, you are ready to begin taking practice tests.

Do I need an appointment to go to the workshop?

No. Workshops are available at various times each week. For workshop calendars, click here. Just be on time and bring your KD College Prep ID card and a calculator. Out of respect for those who promptly arrived, no one will be allowed to enter the workshop after it has begun.

How often does KD College Prep change the workshop material?

We introduce new workshop material every Saturday and that material repeats throughout the week. In other words, don’t go to a math workshop on Saturday morning AND Sunday afternoon; it will be the same material.
The week before a national test date, the workshop material changes daily Monday-Thursday. Check out the current workshop calendar for more details.

How do I use the Vocabulary Lab?

Use the vocabulary lab in conjunction with time you are here for other activities, such as your lessons or workshops. Plan to complete 2 new units per month. The first time you come to use the lab, just go to Command Central and check in. Our staff will show you how to log on to the lab exercises. We will keep track of your performance in the lab.

I don’t have an ID. What do I do?

Go to Command Central and have your picture taken and then pick up the ID the next time you are in the office. If you forgot your ID at home, then go to Command Central and get a Temporary ID for $0.50. You will need your ID for workshops and to log in to the vocabulary lab.

Full-Length Practice tests
When can I take full-length practice tests?

You can take a test any day we are open, but you must start the test at least 4.5 hours before we close in order to complete it. Remember to bring a calculator, a snack, and a bottle of water.
Before you start your test, you will select a time for an instructor-led test review. The review provides vital teacher input on any missed questions. You must attend an instructor-led review before you take additional practice tests to ensure that you are progressing.

But what if I miss my test review?

We all learn from our mistakes…that’s what a test review is all about. If you miss yours, it’s important to make it up in one of the following ways:

  • Find out if there is another upcoming review for the test you took at your campus.
  • Attend a “Make-up Review.” Contact your campus for details.
  • Review via individual tutoring. The cost is $75 per hour for Complete Program students and the review usually takes 2 hours.

Miscellaneous
Do you help students with college admission counseling?

We offer direction and recommendations about the basics of college selection and admissions as a part of orientations and planning seminars. For those who need in-depth college selection, admissions, or scholarship counseling help, we can provide recommendations for experienced professionals.

Do you help students with college scholarships and financing?

No, but we can recommend ethical, seasoned professionals to help you.

I think I need extra tutoring. What should I do?

If you are actively involved in the workshops and you’re taking regular practice tests and attending the instructor-led reviews, you may not feel like you need additional help. If there’s an area in which you want a little more focus, you want to review one of your tests individually, or a time constraint or learning difference concerns you, let us know. Individual tutoring can always be arranged for an additional hourly fee to help you feel more confident on the big test day.

When should I take the national tests?

As part of your Orientation and 10th and 11th grade Planning Seminars, we will help you develop your testing timeline. Your timeline will be affected by many factors, such as your high school courses, exam schedule, college choices, and score level, so it’s wise to discuss your options with a director.

How do I prepare for SAT Subject Tests™?

First, you have to determine whether or not you need them. If you know that you do, we have a diagnostic test for most test topics so you can identify your strongest subjects and consider those subjects for national test dates. Our Complete Program includes lessons for Math Level 1 and Level 2.
For more information on the SAT Subject Tests™ and Math Level 1 and 2 lessons, speak with a KD College Prep director.