What is the Quality Academics College Admissions Preparation Programme (QACAPP)?
The Quality Academics College Admissions Preparation Programme is a comprehensive training course which prepares students for all sections of the SAT Reasoning Test including, Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.
The programme also involves other areas of support for the student as it relates to their placement in International Universities. Concurrently therefore, students are facilitated with scheduled private consultation sessions as they seek to select colleges. Additionally, students are given valuable advice and assistance with the student visa process and the securing of scholarships. There is also a component which encourages the student to participate in a volunteerism project.
What is the duration of the programme and when does it begin?
Tutoring for the College Prep programme runs for three consecutive months (12-13 weeks):
October SAT Exam Sitting; Tutoring runs from:
July – October
December SAT Exam Sitting; Tutoring runs from:
September – December
** Christmas Break: 2 weeks
May SAT Exam Sitting; Tutoring runs from:
February – May
Consultation is offered for up to 12 months after a student registers and commences the Quality Academics College Admissions Preparation Programme (QACAPP).
What does the process of enrollment involve?
In order to secure a place in the College Prep Programme, the student is required to:
Complete the SAT Registration Form
Two (2) passport-sized pictures
Birth Certificate (copy)
Examination Certificate/ Results Slip (copy).
Pay a minimum deposit of J$35,000 and submit to Quality Academics (Kingston)
Students are required to pay the tuition fees at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the classes.
Failure to pay the tuition within the required time may result in the student losing their place in that particular cohort.
Explain what is involved in the volunteerism component of the College Prep Programme.
Colleges and universities are attracted to students who exhibit a wide range of interests and experiences. Full time QA students will be encouraged to join one of our service clubs. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in a structured community service programme.
Where are the College Prep classes held?
77 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10
Contact: Paul Mitchell, SAT Consultant 906-0041-3 or 568-6157
What are the class times?
Classes are designed with our students in mind. Students can choose from our day, evening and weekend class options.
Quality Academics (Kingston):
Evenings: Monday-Thursday at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weekends: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day classes: Monday to Thursday 9:00- 2:00 PM-Dress code white blouse/ shirt and navy blue skirt/ black pants-males only
Where are the SAT exams held? And what is the cost for sitting the exam?
Exams are held at the following locations:
The Priory School (at Liberty Academy)
St. Andrew High
Belair (in Mandeville)
Mount Alvernia High
The total cost for early exam registration is currently US $89.50 which can be paid online using a US$ credit card. This cost is included in the overall course fee.
What is the Tuition cost??
The cost of the program is J$99,000 or J$125,000 (includes the cost of SAT textbook and the examination fee).
Kingston students can make payments in cash or via credit/debit card at Quality Academics.
How long is the exam?
3 hours and 50 minutes with the essay.
What components make up the S.A.T. and how is the test scored?
The exam is divided into 4 sections. There is 1 Reading and 1 Writing section, 2 Math sections, and an optional Essay section.
Both Mathematics and English sections are worth 800 points. These scores are added to get your total score of 1600.
Are there payment plans available?
We require a deposit of one half or a third of the tuition cost before the beginning of instruction and the balance one month before the program ends.
Special payment plans are accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
What are the pre-requisities for enrolling in the College Prep Programme?
Four (4) CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and English with grades of 1 or 2). Students not satisfying these pre-requisites will be evaluated on the basis of their performance on the SAT diagnostic test administered at the start of the course.