Higher score, lower price: Get cheap SAT and ACT test-prep software

Pay attention, because there’ll be a test later.

Boy Scout families — both current and former — can score $350 SAT or ACT test-prep computer programs for $20.

That means the study materials, instructor-led videos and multimedia lessons can be yours for about half what it costs to take the actual tests themselves.

It’s $20 for either the SAT or ACT test-prep program, which includes 11 hours of video instruction, 120 lessons and 122 drills, hundreds of practice questions, and 20 automatically graded tests.

What you need to know

The software is technically free but requires a $20 student fee that includes streaming costs, customer and technical support and updates.

Have a student who’s taking both tests? Grab both programs for $25 — a huge savings over the $600 list price.

Mac or PC? Doesn’t matter, because the programs are streamed instantly online or you can get a DVD download — works on any operating system, platform, or device.

Longtime blog readers might recognize this program  as a continuation of the eKnowledge and the SAT/ACT Donation Project mentioned in 2012 and in 2010.

The feedback so far

In the years since it began, eKnowledge, which says its mission is helping Scouts and Venturers to Be Prepared for these important standardized tests, has sent this course to more than 9,379 Scout families for a total donation from eKnowledge of nearly $3.5 million.

And it has received hundreds of  thank-you notes from Scouting families, with comments such as:

Thanks for this opportunity to help kids improve their scores without spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. This is a real benefit to the youth. God Bless.

Or this one:

Excellent! My son is an Eagle Scout and wants to go to the Air Force Academy. With your financial help and programs hopefully, he will accomplish these lofty goals! I greatly appreciate it!”

How to order

Request the almost-free programs online at eknowledge.com/BSA

If the question is “How can we increase our student’s score without spending hundreds of dollars?” you can consider this offer the right answer.