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Why enroll in Target Online?

SAT/ACT Target classes are designed for students who plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT in October, November, or December. This 7-week intensive program is designed to have small-group, interactive online seminars.

Work With Experts

Senior Hamilton instructors work closely with students, emphasizing the development of vital skills.

One-on-one Sessions

Every student will meet one-on-one with a tutor to focus on areas that need improvement.

Tons Of Practice

All materials (practice tests and lessons) are distributed and accessed digitally.

Finding the right program for your student is difficult but we make it easier by conducting a FREE 45-minute consultation that focuses on your student and their education goals.

SAT Target Schedule

All Target sessions occur on Saturdays for the 7 weeks of each program listed below.

SAT Target Sessions:

August 22nd – September 26th


October 1st

SAT Test:
October 3rd

SAT Target Sessions:

September 26th – October 31st


November 5th
SAT Test:
November 7th

SAT Target Sessions:

October 24th – November 28th


December 3rd
SAT Test:
December 5th

ACT Target Schedule

All Target sessions occur on Saturdays for the 7 weeks of each program listed below.

ACT Target Sessions:

September 12th – October 17th


October 22nd
ACT Test:
October 24th
ACT Target Sessions:
October 31st – December 5th


December 10th
ACT Test:
December 12th

For more information regarding Target sessions and dates or times, please download our flyer here.

Students and Parents Give Us Five Stars

We have helped thousands of students around the world achieve significant point improvements on the SAT and ACT and help them attend their dream colleges.

“Just like how their students are more than a score, Hamilton is more than its record Harvard acceptances and perfect scores. It’s a support system that will cheer students on when they are feeling frustrated about their initial scores and do all they can to help students meet their goals. Before I joined HCC’s college essay program, I didn’t think the schools I got into would be a possibility. But after helping me find my voice and giving me confidence in writing my essays, those competitive schools seemed possible.”

Stanford University, Class of 2022

“I want to thank you for supporting and helping me! I don’t know where I would be right now without your help. Excited to be attending the same college as you did! Thank you so so so much!!!”

Columbia University /Julliard School Joint Program for Music, Class of 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I start preparing for the SAT or ACT?

The earliest Hamilton Education enrolls students for the SAT/ACT program is after they have completed their sophomore year in high school. The student’s schedule, including school, exams, and extracurricular activities, will also be taken into consideration when finding the right SAT/ACT prep program for him or her. For many students, summer or winter break is a great time to study for the SAT/ACT because there are fewer distractions and more time to devote to prep.Each student is different and should discuss with parents and counselors when the best time to begin this process is.

How much do SAT/ACT Target classes cost?

The cost of our SAT and ACT Target classes is $1,250 per student. This price covers all course materials and curriculum as well as making sure we are able to staff the best experts for your student. For more information about our pricing, please email us at info@hamiltoneducation.com.

Who are your teachers?
Hamilton Education’s teachers have all received Bachelor’s degrees in their respective fields, and the majority are working towards or have already received a postgraduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in their field. Hamilton Education is committed to excellence in learning, and our selection and training of teachers reflect this core principle.
What is the difference between the SAT and the ACT? Why should I study for both?

In 2016, College Board redesigned the SAT, resulting in a test that is 95% concordant with the ACT. The skills being tested by both, therefore, overlap significantly. There are, however, some distinctions between the two tests:The SAT includes four sections: Critical Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (with a calculator), followed by an optional essay section. The Critical Reading section includes passages from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Math sections are more algebra focused.The ACT includes four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science, followed by an optional essay section. The timing of the ACT is faster than that of the SAT. The Math section includes a significant number of geometry questions.Hamilton Education offers the H3 Program, preparing students for three exams – the SAT, ACT, and PSAT – in a single effort using a skills-based approach. Often, simply looking at the test or even a diagnostic test is not enough to determine which test a student will perform better on. In fact, we’ve had dozens of students who were initially against taking–or studying for–the ACT goes on to earn perfect scores on that test. Furthermore, students who know they prefer the ACT will still take the PSAT in the fall of their 11th-grade year, and this test could lead to significant financial aid for college.Nearly every college accepts both the ACT and the SAT, which suggests that, according to college admissions officers at least, there is no substantive difference between the difficulty level of each test.

How long are consultation meetings?
Initial consultation meetings are typically 30-45 minutes long.  Students should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian. To schedule an initial consultation appointment, please call (858) 436-7220 (Carmel Valley), 858-521-8181 (4S Ranch), or email info@hamiltoneducation.com.

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