College Scholarships Matter

Some colleges are going test-optional.
College scholarships are not.

Merit-based scholarships are financial awards that students receive based on their academic success – high school grades, extracurricular activities, and SAT/ACT scores. Many colleges that are going test-optional for admission this application season still evaluate SAT/ACT scores to determine which students to award merit scholarships.

$100 Million

Prep Expert students have earned over $100 million in college scholarships by improving their SAT & ACT scores!

$5 Billion in merit Scholarships.

There are over 1,000,000 merit scholarships offered in the United States worth over $5 billion. Students who do not take the SAT/ACT miss out on many merit scholarships!

If you want to get scholarships, if you want to get financial aid, if you want to reduce your cost of college, Prep Expert is the only way to go! Take classes online.
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Dr. Shaan Patel, MD MBA

$500,000 In Scholarships

After Prep Expert Founder Shaan Patel improved his SAT score 640 points, he received $500,000 in scholarship offers from universities such as USC and Rice as well as companies such as Coca-Cola and Toyota. Shaan’s parents did not have to pay a dime for tuition, room, board, textbooks, food, or any other college-related expenses. Shaan states,

“I used to tell Prep Expert students to improve their SAT or ACT scores to get into a prestigious university; however, given the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis and skyrocketing tuition costs, I now tell them to go to the college where they are offered the most scholarships so that they can go to college debt free – there is no easier way to do that improving your test scores.”


of college tuition covered.

A study by the U.S. Department of Education found that on average, high-merit students have 58% of their tuition paid for by merit-based financial aid! Unfortunately, need-based financial aid isn’t enough for most. For example, the Federal Pell grant covered just 29% of the average costs of tuition, fees, room, and board in 2017.

$100,000 Scholarship

Prep expert, perfect

My daughter enrolled in the prep expert ACT Tutoring program and although she didn't have the time to view all the classes and take all the tests she went from a 27 to a 31 on he ACT. As a result, she was offered $100,000 in scholarship. I would recommend prep experts to anyone who wants to cut the cost of college. I give prep experts 5 stars.

$1.7 Billion in national merit scholarships.

The only way to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship is by getting a high score on the PSAT. Over 100 universities offer full-tuition and half-tuition scholarships to National Merit Scholars. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has awarded over 432,000 scholarships worth over $1.7 billion. Your child would be missing out if they don’t study for the PSAT.

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Free scholarship analysis.

Don’t know where to start with scholarships? We’re here to help. For any parent who sign their child up for a Flagship Prep Expert SAT or ACT Online Course in May, we will include a free 1-hour scholarship and college analysis with Prep Expert’s Admissions Director, Akbar Rahel*.

Akbar Rahel, Esq., Admissions Director

Akbar is incredible at helping students obtain scholarships and he will learn everything he can about your child to put them in the position to go to college for free! In fact, just last year Akbar’s college admissions consulting students won $1.7 million in college scholarships. Your family is next!

Admissions Consulting

*Prep Expert’s Admissions Director will contact families by email after purchase to setup a free college and scholarship analysis. Limited to the first 100 families that sign up for a Prep Expert Flagship SAT or ACT Course in May.

How to win scholarships webinar

Join Prep Expert Founder & Perfect-Scorer Dr. Shaan Patel for a free live webinar and learn:

8 Secrets To Help Your Child Win Thousands In College Scholarships

Shaan Patel got a full ride scholarship to his dream college and will be sharing amazing tips on how you can help your child get all of college paid for as well!

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Test-optional is not an option.

Of the Top 100 National Universities, 70 still require the SAT or ACT for college admission this upcoming application cycle. If your child is considering applying to any of the following universities, he or she still needs to take the SAT or ACT for college admission.

  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern University
  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Dartmouth College
  • Brown University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cornell University
  • Rice University
  • Washington University of St. Louis
  • Emory University
  • University of Southern California
  • Georgetown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Virginia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Florida
  • Boston College
  • College of William & Mary
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Villanova University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Texas Austin
  • Lehigh University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Georgia
  • Ohio State University
  • Syracuse University
  • Florida State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Rutgers University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Clemson University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Fordham University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Brigham Young University
  • Baylor University
  • Binghampton University
  • University of Buffalo
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Elon University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Iowa
  • Miami University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of San Diego
  • Drexel University
  • New Jersey Institute Of Technology
  • Saint Louis University