How should I prepare for the SAT? Should I sign up for an SAT prep course?

The most important thing is not that a student study for the SAT, but that he or she try to become as comfortable and proficient as possible with the English language and American culture by reading books and magazines, speaking English, watching movies, and so on. SAT prep programs are expensive, are usually not geared for non-English speakers, and may take away valuable time from your other work. We do recommend that you purchase an SAT prep book from a bookstore. There are also practice tests online. The College Board's SAT Preparation Booklet is available from the associate dean of student services, free of charge.