October 28, 2013

Edupath – Smarter Test Prep

The whole idea behind Edupath is that test prep shouldn’t be stressful. The SAT prep and college search platform provides students with background information about top universities, including data about the average test scores of accepted students. Edupath also offers online SATtraining courses that students can use to maximize their study time when preparing for major entrance exams.

The way you use Edupath will depend on whether you’re a student, a parent, or an educator. Students who use the platform will want to begin by using Edupath’s College Explorer. Using this feature, students can learn about more than 1,300 universities and find the best match based on a combination of their own academic strengths and the opinions of actual students. The other main component of Edupath is the platform’s SATtraining courses. Edupath offers short test prep sessions, with thousands of sample questions written by PhD’s at top universities. Students can monitor their test prep progress using Edupath’s real-time analytics tools, accurately assessing how close they are to achieving their target scores on test day.

For parents and educators, Edupath offers a dashboard (in beta) that tracks the progress of students and follows a wide range of statistics, including predicted SAT scores. High school counselors also have the option to “follow” specific colleges that their students are hoping to attend, as a way to gain more insight into what admissions officers are looking for in applicants, beyond grades and test scores.

Practical Uses:

  • Get insight into the minimum SAT score you need to attend your dream school
  • Track your progress in preparing for the SATs
  • Narrow down the list of universities where you’re planning to apply
  • Find out what actual students have to say about the universities they attend

Insider Tips:

  • Edupath’s Facebook integration helps students discover new schools based on their friends’ preferences
  • SAT training courses are available on any platform
  • Average test score information comes from the Department of Education
  • Students can choose to deny counselors access to their data through the Edupath dashboard

What we liked:

  • Edupath’s “PAL system” adjusts test prep questions based on a student’s progress
  • Student score data is updated in real-time
  • Students can review the correct answers to any test prep questions they got wrong
  • Educators can follow a wide range of admissions statistics, beyond just test scores

What we didn’t like:

  • Counselors can’t send their students messages through the Edupath dashboard


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Berkeley, California
  • Founded by: Michael Weiler
  • Web site:


  • College Explore feature is free
  • Unlimited training subscriptions range from $9.99 (for one week) to $99.99 (for three months)


  1. I just want to clarify that Edupath’s Dashboard for Educators does, in fact, allow educators to send messages directly to students. The system also automatically converts college references in the message into live links that connect the student to reviews in our College Explorer. Thanks.

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