Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert Test Preparation, a #1 bestselling SAT & ACT prep author, an MD/MBA student at Yale and USC, and the winner of an investment deal with billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC’s Shark Tank. He raised his own SAT score from average to perfect using 100 strategies taught in Prep Expert's SAT and ACT courses.

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What Is More Important: Your GPA or SAT Scores?

Knowing how all your college application info is weighed into the admission decision is important, but which is more important: your GPA or your SAT scores?read more

Infographic: College Accommodations for Learning Disabilities

All students have the opportunity to be successful in college; some just need a little extra help. Here's a list of the most common accommodations you should ask for as an LD student.read more

5 College Tuition Tips for a Lower Bill

That big number on the tuition bill is daunting to every college student and parent. However, there are plenty of ways to lower your college costs. Here are just a few.read more

Does the SAT Measure Intelligence?

If I told you that Jack scored 1500 on the SAT, but Jill scored 2300 on the SAT, your immediate reaction is to believe that Jill is more intelligent than Jack. But is that really true?read more

Top 5 Myths About the SAT

From thinking the SAT is the be-all-end-all metric of your college application to believing it's your only admission option, here are a few common myths about that venerated (and feared) standardized test.read more

Why AP Scores Don't Matter in College Admission

The first two weeks of May are when AP exams are administered across the country. Although these exams cause tremendous angst among high school teenagers, much of that fear is unfounded. AP exams are much less important to the college admissions process than most high school students, counselors, and parents think.read more

5 Common SAT Reading Mistakes

Students often believe that the Reading portion of the SAT is the most subjective. But in reality, the SAT Reading section is just as objective as the SAT Math section. If you struggle with this section, you may be approaching it in one (or more) of the following ways. read more

The Most Important SAT-Prep Tool . . . and It's Free!

Did you know that the most important tool you need to prepare for the SAT is actually free?read more

6 Things You're Doing Wrong in SAT Prep

Here are six things that may be inhibiting achieving your best possible SAT score. read more