Why My Perfect SAT Score Doesn’t Matter

Perfect SAT Score, SAT Prep

2400 Expert is the only SAT prep company developed by a student who achieved a perfect 2400 in high school. While this typically catches a parent’s attention, I’m here to tell you that it’s not all that important. While getting a perfect SAT score in high school was certainly a great achievement, what is more important is how I got the score.

I didn’t start out with a high SAT score. On my first practice SAT exam, I only scored an average 1760. I then spent many hours in the library studying for this very important test. The effort that I put in to raise my SAT score is what really makes 2400 Expert different than any other test prep company out there. Being able to relate to all students (especially those that start with average scores) is extremely important. I was an average score student. And I know what it takes — the strategies, the time, the practice, etc. — to transform your score from average to superb.

Most companies have courses that are developed by people who have always been good at test-taking. This natural test-taking ability is difficult to teach to students. However, what I’ve tried to develop at 2400 Expert is a curriculum that can be taught to every student whether you are starting with an average score or an elite score.

This is why my perfect SAT score doesn’t matter. What is more important is the effort I put in to raise my SAT score from average to perfect. This has given me insight that far exceeds that of other test prep companies. I have spent thousands of hours trying to develop the most effective, easy-to-understand strategies that not only helped me in high school, but will continue to help students around the world with the SAT. Given our track record of the highest average SAT score improvement in the industry (376 points), I would say we are on the right path!

Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert Test Preparation (formerly 2400 Expert), a #1 bestselling SAT prep author, an MD/MBA student at Yale and USC, and winner of an investment deal with billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC's Shark Tank. He raised his own SAT score from average to perfect and teaches students his methods in an online SAT prep class.