September 14, 1998
98-258

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU offers Georgia students free SAT Prep using satellite technology

As a public service to young Georgians, Valdosta State University is offering a free preparation course for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The course is open to all high school students in the state and will be broadcast via satellite to schools Sept. 22 through Oct. 29, airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Math preparation will be taught from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by verbal preparation from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The course will be downlinked on-site at Georgia high schools, with professors on hand at VSU to answer questions and provide live feedback via fax, e-mail, telephone or keypad response.

Organizers note that the only cost to participate in the program is the price of the textbook. It is available from the VSU Bookstore for approximately $30 (plus shipping and handling) and can be ordered by calling 229-333-5666.

Interested parents or students should contact the principal of their local high school to confirm its participation. For more information, call VSU Public Services at 229-245-6484.

The program is a production of VSU Public Services and Satellite Services, in cooperation with Georgia Public Television.