SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

Virtual. Click HERE TO Register.

Date Aug 31 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m


Bess Kaye


Join Applerouth Tutoring to learn about the SAT and ACT, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on the test administrations. Come learn about the main differences between the two tests, how to decide which one is better for your child, when to take them, how much to prepare for them, and more. Hear about how your child’s strengths can favor one test or the other. Learn about what college admissions officers expect from students and what you need to plan for.

August SAT Exam

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors. GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration


Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Atlanta Braves HBCU Night

To honor the contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Atlanta Braves will host their annual HBCU Night presented by Truist on Friday, August 27 as the team takes on the San Francisco Giants.

GEAR UP Georgia has TWO Tickets to give away to one lucky GEAR UP student. If you are interested in attending, please complete the inquiry form by Wednesday, August 25th. The winner of the two tickets will be announced via GEAR UP Georgia social media on Wednesday evening.

Fans are invited to arrive early to enjoy special performances from the Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters and the Morehouse College drumline in front of the Truist Community Corner at 6:00 p.m. 17 members of the Braves Heavy Hitter team are HBCU alumni from throughout the southeast. House of Funk, the Morehouse College drumline will perform following the Heavy Hitters. For more information on HBCU Night or to purchase the ticket package, please visit

Social Media Branding for Students

Thu, August 26, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Click HERE to register!

The Social Media Branding for Students webinar will explore current and positive trends of building a brand through social media. The content will also give suggestions of avoiding negative imaging when brand building.

Atlanta Braves HBCU Careers on-Deck Panel

The Atlanta Braves will host their second annual virtual panel discussion of Careers On-Deck on August 25th at 12:30 PM. We welcome current students and recent graduates to learn about the business of sport and entertainment, growth of baseball for diverse ballplayers, and more, from HBCU graduates working in their respective fields.

Please pre-register for the Careers On-Deck virtual panel HERE by Tuesday, August 24 at 5 PM.

Once registered, you will receive the event link closer to the date. ZOOM LOGIN

Panelist include:
    • Nandi Hall – Account Executive, Group & Hospitality Sales (Tuskegee University)
    • Ron Knight – Assistant Director, Minor League Operations (Morehouse College)
    • Lamar Lewis – Sr. Coordinator, Guest Services (Benedict College)
    • Simone Walls – Manager, Major Gifts & Fundraising (Howard University)
    • Moderated by DeRetta Rhodes – Executive Vice President & Chief People Capital Officer (Clark Atlanta University)

Applerouth Mock SAT (DeKalb)

We’re excited to have you join our online practice SAT. This test will be taken using an electronic copy of the test booklet and a paper answer sheet that you create. Please see your instructions to prepare for test day below.

Prep your answer sheet: Before the morning of the practice test, prepare your own answer sheet by making a replica on a piece of paper. You will use these answers at the end of the test to score and get immediate results.

You’ll notice the following sections on your answer sheet:

Reading #1-52

Writing #1-44

No-Calculator Math #1-20

Calculator Math #1-38

Get your materials ready:

Download your test booklet:

Practice Tests

Before you begin, you will need:

-Pencils -Your answer sheet -Scratch paper -Calculator

If you have any questions before the test, you can call us at 866-789-7737 or email us at

Thank you,

Applerouth Team

Dream Catchers: College Planning and Life Skills Workshop

In these workshops, we will cover various elements of college & career planning along with some essential life skills.

Click here to register!

GEAR UP Georgia students attending will be provided GrubHub credit towards dinner during the event. Most register for the workshop one day prior to the event and be in attendance to receive the Grubhub credit.

Here is our topic schedule for the Fall of 2021:

Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Virtual)

August 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Focus Items:

ACT Registration Deadline for September 11 Exam

National ACT 2021-2022 Registration Deadline

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

Coca-Cola Scholars Application Open

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern.