The Best Delbarton Exam Prep
- Summit Prep is the only tutoring company that offers prep tailored to the Delbarton exam.
- We use software that simulates the unique exam that Delbarton applicants take.
If you want to give your child the best possible chance of excelling on the Delbarton exam, then you need prep from Summit Prep.
After Acceptance to Delbarton
Once you start high school (or before), we are here to support you if you need help in any academic subjects. And, when you need it, we’re here for you at the next step: we specialize in SAT and ACT prep and provide one-on-one, customized tutoring and college counseling to over 1,000 students every year.
Timeline for SAT/ACT Testing and College Admissions
- Fall of sophomore year: Students take the PSAT in October and get results back in early December. These results do not count toward National Merit status, and we recommend that students do not prep for it (here’s more info one why we make that recommendation). But, the results do give us an early indication of where a student’s standardized test score is at, which can inform if we need to start SAT/ACT prep earlier than anticipated.
- Summer after sophomore year: in June, take our free diagnostic SAT and ACT exams to determine which test suits your child best and then start SAT prep or ACT prep (recruited athletes or those needing very large score increases sometimes need to start the process earlier).
- Throughout junior year: take the SAT/ACT tests until you hit your score goal (ACT scores, in particular, can be deleted at any time, so there’s no downside to re-taking the test).
- October of junior year: most students take the PSAT (this score does not matter for the vast majority of students) — the results for this test come back in early December of that year.
- Summer after junior year and early fall of senior year: college visits and applications.
- November 1st and 15th of senior year: early application deadlines for most colleges.
If you have any questions before or along the course of that journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out — we’re always happy to talk about the best plan for your child and how to help them succeed.
About the Delbarton Exam
Delbarton is known for providing a top education, great athletic programs, and an exemplary foundation for men of integrity.
But, before attending, you’ll need to pass their unique entrance exam. What does Delbarton say about their entrance exam?
“Delbarton schedules its own entrance examinations three times a year in October, November, and December.
Applicants register for an examination by selecting a date in the Online Application Part I. The exam covers three areas: the student’s native ability, subject knowledge, and writing fluency. These are measured, respectively, through an aptitude test, achievement test, and a writing sample.” (https://www.delbarton.org/uploaded/documents/admissions/2015-16_stepbystep.pdf)
We liken the Delbarton entrance exam to a combination of the traditional private Catholic school entrance exams and an additional test for gifted students.
Our curriculum is designed to optimally prepare our students for this exam. We use software that mimics the Delbarton exam in order to give students the best possible practice.
Curious to know more about Delbarton’s admission process? Here are some useful links from Delbarton’s website: