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"The Olive Book has been a fantastic tool that has helped me thoroughly prepare for my past and upcoming SAT’s. I came into SAT practice nervous and very unprepared, but with the Olive Book quizzes, lessons, and practice tests I am now confident and I have improved upon my test scores. In particular the Olive Book has helped me increase my skills in math and helped improve my timing. As well as this, the Olive Book’s grammar section has been great as it has solidified my understanding of grammar and again sped up my timing. Overall I have found the Olive Book to be incredibly helpful in my journey for preparing for the SAT."

  • How much do the courses cost?

    The SAT course and the ACT course are each $90/month or $390 for six months of access.

    The courses are free for students demonstrating need (eligibility for free reduced school lunch) and for teachers at Title I (under-resourced) public schools and their classes, even if their districts have not signed on with The Olive Book. If this is you, contact us at info@olive-book.com.

  • You offer a full money-back guarantee if I’m not thrilled with the course. Is there a catch?

    No, there’s never a catch with us and we’d never put an asterisk on our refund policy. We have a great course and know you will love it (and it will help you). If you don’t love The Olive Book or if it doesn’t help you, let us know and we will refund 100% your money, no questions asked.

  • You say that this is the only study material I need for the ACT or SAT. Can this be?

    Yes. . . . and no. Hear us out:

    Both courses cover all the content you need to know to get a great ACT or SAT score. If you complete at least 75% of the course (and understand all the material you studied), then we guarantee you’ll see a score increase.

    The courses are designed to teach you what you need to know, not just drill you with practice. That’s why we’re confident in your success.

    However, there may be some topics in the course that you haven’t covered yet in school (if you’re younger than 11th grade) or maybe just really struggle with. You may need to seek outside help for those specific topics.

  • How should I start?

    The courses are self-paced, so you can start wherever you’d like.

    However, we designed the courses to be completed in the order you see them appear: In the By Subject courses (temporarily unavailable) you'll see Math, then English/Writing and Language, followed by Reading and then Science (ACT course only). If you want to keep things simple, start with the Math section of the course and continue, section by section, until you have completed the course. If you get tired of doing math (it's a long section!) take some time on the English/ Writing and Language section. Becoming proficient at the English/ Writing and Language section is the quickest and easiest way to raise your score.

    The Blended Subjects courses are also designed for you to work in the order the content appears. But, because the subjects are blended, you'll get work on Math one day and then get to work on Reading or English the next. Some students prefer this more mixed approach to studying.

    You can also use the study schedules in the Tips and Strategies section of the course to create a more structured schedule. If you use the sidebar to scroll down, you can find this section toward the bottom of the course.

    Above all, when you practice, make sure you are really learning the content covered by the practice questions. If you miss a question, take the time to figure out why you missed it. That way, you won't miss it again! Truly learning the content is the best way to ensure you raise your SAT or ACT score.

  • What if I need help?

    If you need help with a problem in the course, you can ask your question via the Discussions feature, located on every problem in the course. One of our course creators will respond to your question in a timely manner. Please include the question number and leave as much detail as possible in your question so they can answer it thoroughly!

    If you have questions concerning enrollment, billing, or your account, please email us here.

  • Are there study tips for the SAT and ACT included in the course, or just practice questions?

    Yes, there are study tips included in the course!

    There are study guides for each section of the course located in the Tips and Strategies section. You’ll also find practice tests for the Math and Reading sections, as well as an official full-length practice test.

    Our blog is another great resource for tips and strategies for the SAT, ACT, and college admissions. Visit the blog at www.theolivebook.com.

    For weekly testing tips in a video format, check out our Test Tips video series on YouTube!

  • Do you post tips on social media?

    Funny you should ask! We share test tips, study strategies, and other helpful testing updates and information on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Can I use the course when I am not connected to the internet?

    No, the course can only be accessed with an internet connection.

  • How do I sign up for the ACT or SAT?

    To sign up for the ACT, visit the ACT website.
    To sign up for the SAT, visit the SAT website.

  • How did Olive Book come up with their average score improvement numbers?

    Your course includes pre- and post-tests for each section and those are scored to give corresponding realistic ACT and SAT test scores. The average improvement is derived from the average delta between individuals' pre/post scores. For now, our sample sizes are small because we are new, but know that we never cherry-pick data to make us look good and our pre- and post-tests are of equal difficulty. Want to learn more about our methodology? Write to us at info@olive-book.com and we’ll explain in more detail.

  • Do you offer a military discount?

    Yes! Tuition discounts are available to all service members, spouses, dependents, and veterans. Just use code MILITARY at checkout for $100 off either course price.

“The course is very helpful. It explains the concepts and methods nicely and in a simple manner. The question answer interface is also good, and it explains the answers very nicely. I have understood many of my mistakes that I was making. Compared to other prep methods I would say The Olive Book is more detailed and a little more intensive.”

Olive Book Student

“I want to say thank you to you all from the Olive Book. I have a good expectation that this will help me to improve my ACT scores. I am an international student from Brazil and find your course has given me hope to continue the chase for my dreams at US universities. Thank you for democratized access to high-quality education.”

Thaiana A.

“The Olive Book was my main preparation for my SAT in the winter and spring. Without Olive Book, I would have been far less prepared or confident in my test-taking abilities so I am very grateful for all the resources that I was given. Olive Book really helped me brush up on a lot of math concepts I hadn’t covered recently in class, which really alleviated some of my stress.”

Nora

“My daughter is currently signed up using Olive Book. (We also paid for [competitor] almost $800, but she doesn't like that format. We also paid online for [another competitor] and she isn't using that program.) She is using your program instead of the other programs we paid more $$$ for. Bravo!”

Barbara S.

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Emerson B.

“The Olive Book is actually extremely effective. Most other courses become monotonous but the this course puts learning in a fun way.”

Olive Book Student

“The course has definitely been very very helpful for my preparation process. It’s honestly been really great to learn with it, rather than a fat book! To be honest, I preferred this to the method I used previously.”

Olive Book Student

“The Olive Book is extremely useful. The current classes that I am taking for SAT are honestly overbearing at times, but The Olive Book provides me with a new and fun way to prepare for the SAT exams!”

Olive Book Student

“I got a 30 on my ACT surely due to my practice using the Olive Book.”

ACT Student

“He is learning so much.”

Miriam B.

“I love the program so far and the fact that it is self paced! Thank you so much!”

ACT Student

“Thank you for this course, it's been really helpful for me and gave me new perspectives to even a 36 at ACT math, thank you so much.”