Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Beat That Test different from other SAT Prep companies?
Our questions are inspired by the College Board questions you see on the actual SAT. We keep it simple, no figuring out what you need to study and in what order. Our pre-planned course mirrors the material you learn in high school.
How long does Beat That Test’s program take to complete?
There are a total of 720 lessons and new material is being added for the new SAT. Hence, the program will take 1-2 years to complete depending on how well the student keeps up with the lessons.
One to two years seems like a long time. Why does it take so long to complete the program?
We don’t feel that cramming a few months before the SAT is the best way to study. We are focused on preparing you for the SAT in a steady manner. Each lesson takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and we believe you will retain the information better if you start studying in advance.
What if I have a question on a particular problem? How do I get more help?
There is a Comment Form at the bottom of each lesson. If you have a question on that problem, you can post a comment and we will answer your question within 48 hours. If you need additional assistance, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I go back and review previous lessons?
It is a good idea to save all the emails you receive from us. If you want to go back and review a previous lesson, just click on the link from that email.
What if I delete one of my lessons/emails?
You can contact us using the Contact
page and provide the lesson # you are missing.
Do you have quizzes or practice tests?
We intentionally have not provided quizzes or practice tests. The material on the SAT has unique and diverse questions that don’t lend themselves to quizzes. Quizzes could be good for basic building blocks like exponents, fractions, or percent drills but we expect the student to have some knowledge of this. It’s more important to know how to approach the problem. We do work the problems out step-by-step to make it really easy to understand how we got the answer.
Is there a way to track my progress?
There is not an automatic way to track progress. However, you can label/file your e-mail into a folder that makes sense for you. For example, in your e-mail, you could have a few folders that say “BTT – Review Again”, “BTT – Ask My Teacher”, “BTT – I Think I Got This”. This actually gives you more flexibility in managing what you want to do with each question instead of marking the question as Right or Wrong. Also, in case you have other details you want to add, you could forward the lesson e-mail to yourself and make any additional notes. Remember, our course is like a reliable car that can help you get to your destination. However, this car and course needs a driver who can put some gas on the pedal. That’s where you come in and take charge!
Can I view the lessons on my tablet or smart phone?
The lessons are viewable on most devices. However, some devices are more compatible than others. If you can view the Sample Lessons on the site, you should be good to go.
Do I need to install any programs on to my computer, laptop, tablet, or phone?
You do not need to download any programs. All of our material is available online.
When do I get my first lesson?
You will receive your first lesson within 24 hours of signing up.
What if I forget my username or password?
There is a Forgot Password link at the bottom of the login page. If you forget your username, you can contact us using the Contact
What is the refund policy?
You must request a refund within 7 days of registering and we will provide a full refund minus a 6% transaction fee. There will be no refunds after 7 days.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a payment plan. The price for our course is comparable to a cell phone bill with a data plan. SAT scores are a critical part of the admissions, scholarship, and financial aid process. Investing a few hundred dollars increases a student’s chances to get funding and could result in $10,000+ savings over a 4 year college period.
What if I have any other questions? Who can I contact for technical or billing questions?
You can contact us using the Contact