The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) University Bound (UB) Program is pleased to announce the launch of its freeSAT Prep Program for junior and senior high school students attending public, private, and parochial schools on St. Croix.     

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The test measures a student's readiness for college and provides schools with one common data point used to compare all applicants. Although some colleges and universities have recently transitioned to making the exam optional for admissions, the standardized test is still used to gauge students’ readiness for college-level math and English courses, giving them the ability to go directly into college-level courses and opening doors for more scholarship options.   

“The goal of the program is to help improve student’s performance on standardized test by familiarizing them with this type of examination, equipping them with test-taking strategies, augmenting their overall test-taking skills, providing techniques to reduce test anxiety and to build their confidence,” said Rosalia Rhymer Rohan, University Bound director. “I encourage students to take advantage of this free program. Taking time to advance your college career even before it starts is a worthwhile investment in your future.”   

The SAT Prep Program is made possible by a generous donation from Territory East Asset Management and is administered by the University Bound Program. Students participating in the program will meet on Saturdays for ten weeks on the Albert A. Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.      

The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Space in the program is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on the SAT Prep Program or the University Bound Program, contact Michelle Albany-Crispin at (340) 692-4182 or email    

University Bound (UB), formerly Upward Bound, is a college preparatory program designed to generate the skills and motivation that lead to academic success for students in high school and beyond.