SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is an acronym for Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test. It is a benchmark to assess students in the areas of critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing skills. It is one of the most recognized test scores for college admission process and an entry ticket to the various institutions in the US. It is administered by the College Board.

Similarly, the ACT or American College Testing, is another standardized test for college admission in the United States. It is used interchangeably with the SAT, and is accepted by all colleges as a method for measuring student aptitude. The ACT has been growing in popularity, with 59% of all High School graduates in 2016 taking and submitting the exam. It is administered by ACT, inc.

The SAT and ACT have many similarities, in that they both test sections on mathematics, critical reading and writing, including an optional essay. However, the ACT also includes a science reasoning test, which is aimed to assess students on problem solving skills rather than scientific knowledge. Although both tests are very similar in format and style, they are graded differently. Because both tests are accepted by colleges, students have the opportunity to choose which test they are better suited to.

The NSF SAT/ACT program is an online coaching program with an objective to augment NSF students in getting admitted to the top universities. The coaches will review the necessary concepts and will guide the students on the strategies & techniques to take the SAT or ACT test. Extensive coaching will be provided to assist the students in all 3 sections of SAT and ACT comprising of critical reading, writing and mathematics. Better results are guaranteed if the students follow the program with due diligence and practice. The course is an entirely online program that uses an Internet based classroom tool, for the sessions. The students require a computer, high speed Internet connection, a headset and a microphone.

The NSF SAT/ACT program is a 16 week course starts from September and ends in March of following year. The students and teachers meet once in a week in a virtual classroom. The program allows the students to register for the class at a convenient timing to balance their other activities. The weekly class duration is 3 hours: 1.5 hours for English and 1.5 hours for Math. The material covered is consistent with the College Board and ACT guidelines. There is homework every week, and the students are expected to finish it on a timely basis. The answers must be entered online so that the homework can be graded.

During registration, you can choose the day and time that is convenient to you among the classes offered. Students must register for both subjects. The registration fee is $300 for both Math and English combined. To the parent, 2/3rd of this amount is a tax-deductible contribution.

Coaches are volunteers who provide the labor of love with no compensation whatsoever. By helping your own child, you are also helping a poor, but meritorious child go to college in India. This is a win-win scenario for everyone! You can register for the SAT/ACT Coaching class, when the registration is open, by logging into NSF as a “Parent”. If you are not a registered “Parent” in NSF, click here to register.

Eligiility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for participation is as follows:

  • Junior: grades 7, 8
  • Senior: grades 9, 10, 11

Grade 6 children are considered too young for the SAT program. However, if the child is required to take it to join special programs like the John Hopkins Young Talent Program, please contact us at

The SAT program was started in 2012 and has been highly successful. Over 2,700 children have participated in the program over the past four years with coaching provided by over 300 dedicated coaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the following document for frequently asked questions about NSF SAT/ACT Coaching Program - SAT/ACT_Coaching_FAQ.

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