EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 12/6/18

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Tifinie

 

The year 2019 is almost upon us. Get started early on any plans that you have for 2019 so that by the time next year is here you will already be ready for it.  Think of this time of year as the prelude to the next year.  The best way to conquer next year is to get ahead of it!  Make sure you stay up-to-date on all of the important dates coming up:

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR FORMAL EXAMS

This is a busy time of year as many students are preparing to take formal exams in the spring. If this sounds like you, be mindful of these dates as they will be here quickly and you won’t want to miss out.  Make sure you register for your desired exams early before registration is full!

  • JANUARY 11TH Registration deadline for February 9th ACT (after this date you may still register late for a fee)

 

  • FEBRUARY 8TH Registration deadline for March 9th SAT (after this date you may still register late for a fee)

 

  • MARCH 8TH Registration deadline for April 13th ACT (after this date you may still register late for a fee)

 

  • APRIL 5TH Registration deadline for May 4th SAT & SAT Subject Tests (may still register late for a fee after this date)

 

  • MAY 3RD Registration deadline for June 1st SAT & SAT Subject Tests (may still register late for a fee after this date)

 

  • MAY 3RD Registration deadline for June 8th ACT (after this date you may still register late for a fee)

Be sure to get the test location you want, don’t wait until the last minute to register for these exams! Go to www.collegeboard.org for more information on the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams or visit www.act.org for more information on the ACT exam.

 

FORMAL EXAM DATES COMING UP

For those of you taking the ACT this weekend, we wish you the best of luck!

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH  ACT exam

There are many formal exam dates coming up in the spring for those that are interested. Don’t forget to use your Exam Club access and group tutorial sessions as tools to help you prepare!  With our tools on your belt, we know you will do great!

Spring exams to prepare for:

  • ACT EXAMS:  FEBRUARY 9TH, APRIL 13TH, JUNE 8TH, & JULY 13TH

 

  • SAT EXAMS:  MARCH 9TH, MAY 4TH, & JUNE 1ST

 

  • SAT SUBJECT EXAMS:  MAY 4TH & JUNE 1ST (Students can take up to 3 different tests on a single test date)

 

  • AP EXAMS:  FIRST DAY OF TESTING IS MAY 6TH – LAST DAY OF TESTING IS MAY 17TH(Tests generally begin at 8am or 12pm for a period of two weeks – visit https://ap.collegeboard.org/ for more details )

 

  • PE EXAM:  APRIL 5TH(Sign up to take this pencil-and-paper exam if you don’t want to take the online exam)

 

  • FE & PE EXAM:  ONLINE ALWAYS (If you want to take one of these exams you can take them online at any time. Visit the NCEES website at https://ncees.org for more information.)

 

UPCOMING COURSES

For those that are interested in beginning a new Excel Test Prep course, call our office today at (510)490-7000 and speak with one of our friendly representatives who can help you find the course that is right for you. Generally, our classroom courses are 4 weeks long with 3 sessions each week – scheduled on weekends and one weekday after school. We also offer online courses for all of our programs as well as 1-on-1 programs for our students that want to get the most out of their Excel experience.  If you want to take any exams in the spring, now is the time to prepare!

 

PREP COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

This winter we are offering courses that can be taken during the winter break. Instead of wasting your break around the house, get your ACT or SAT prep course out of the way while you have free time.  Here’s a look at what’s coming soon at Excel:

  • DECEMBER 8th  SAT classroom course in Fremont – don’t wait until next year, sign up now!

 

  • DECEMBER 22nd   SAT Xmas Cram Courses offered in Cupertino, Fremont, and San Ramon   *This is a 2-week classroom course designed to be taken during winter break (Sun-Sat for 3 hours/day)

 

  • DECEMBER 22nd    SAT live-online Xmas Cram Course (8 lectures from 2pm-5pm on customized days)

 

  • DECEMBER 22nd   ACT Xmas Cram Courses offered in Cupertino and Fremont only  *This is a 2-week classroom course designed to be taken during winter break (Sun-Sat for 3 hours/day)

 

  • DECEMBER 22nd  SAT Winter Intensive Course (Custom days 9am-6pm) in Cupertino, Fremont, and San Ramon *This is a 2-week classroom course taken during winter break (8 hours/day – practice exams & lectures every meeting)

If you are interested in any of these courses, it is not too late to register! Call (510)490-7000, visit our office in Fremont, or go online to register today! Receive a discount with early registration – register 1 week prior to classes beginning to save!

 

FE & PE EXAM PREP COURSES

**PE COURSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL:  SAVE $400  WHEN YOU REGISTER BY DECEMBER 25TH 2019 FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:  PE CIVIL CLASSROOM COURSE, PE CIVIL LIVE-ONLINE COURSE, PE ELECTRICAL-POWER LIVE-ONLINE COURSE, OR PE MECHANICAL LIVE ONLINE COURSE!!**

If you are about to take your exam for the first time, or are repeating it, consider registering for a prep course that will supply you with all the tools you will need to pass your exam. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare!  Excel’s FE/PE course options are as follows:

  • JANUARY 19TH  FE classroom course in Fremont (Sat. 10am – 6pm & Sun. 8am – 4pm   *If you are interested in a classroom course for our FE program make sure you don’t miss this opportunity as the majority of our FE/PE courses are offered online. Call our office to register at (510)490-7000.

 

  • FEBRUARY 2ND  PE Civil classroom course in Fremont (Don’t miss this opportunity for a classroom PE course!) REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!

 

  • COMING IN FEBRUARY Live-online classes begin for PE Civil, PE Electrical-Power, and PE Mechanical  REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!

 

  • REGISTER ANYTIME for one of our online FE or PE courses and prepare for your exam on your own time. Due to the varying degree of schedules and locations of our FE/PE students, most commonly our courses for this field are offered online. If you would prefer to take an in-class course then check back regularly for opportunities in which they are being offered – like the FE course beginning in January of 2019 and the PE course beginning in February!

 

 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Benefit by sharing Excel with your friends. Excel offers discounts for group registration as well as coupons for referrals.  Plus, how great would it be to have your friends complete the test prep courses with you?  Save a little, share a little, everyone wins!

 

FREE SAT AND ACT DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

Curious how you would score on a practice test? Not sure which course to take between SAT, ACT, or both?  Take one of our FREE diagnostic tests to help you decide and see how you would score.  You may be weaker on one test and decide to take a prep course to increase those skills. The diagnostic test is the first administered practice test and will tell us the areas you struggle with in testing and Excel can help you improve in those areas for your formal test.   Call our office at (510)490-7000 and speak with our friendly staff to register for FREE diagnostic exams:

  • DECEMBER 8TH SAT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8:30am-12pm)

 

  • DECEMBER 15TH ACT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8am-12pm)

 

  • DECEMBER 23RD SAT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8:30am-12pm)

 

  • JANUARY 6TH ACT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8am – 12pm)

 

  • JANUARY 12TH SAT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8:30am-12pm)

 

  • JANUARY 27TH SAT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8:30am-12pm)

 

EXAM CLUB SESSIONS

Practice makes perfect! If you have taken a test prep course with us then you have 6 FREE months of access to our Exam Club library of practice tests.  Register for a session of Exam Club through your student portal (or call our office for assistance) and practice taking tests until you feel comfortable.  If you haven’t taken a prep course at Excel and are interested in only taking practice tests, then join our Platinum Exam Club which will give you access to our library until you graduate!  Call our office today at (510)490-7000 to become a member.  Exam Club sessions coming up in December are as follows:

  • DECEMBER 8TH , 11TH, 15TH, 20TH, 22ND, & 27TH in Fremont
  • DECEMBER 7TH, 9TH, 16TH, 21ST, 23RD, 28TH, & 30TH in Cupertino
  • DECEMBER 9TH, 16TH, 23RD, 26TH, & 30TH in San Ramon

Make sure you claim your seat today! (You can only miss 1 Exam Club session after signing up, please register only if you know you will be able to attend or cancel the ticket prior to the event.)  Don’t forget to bring your Exam Club ticket and your school ID with you!

 

SAT GROUP TUTORIALS

Need additional help with your PSAT/SAT studies? Included with your PSAT/SAT course are 6 FREE group tutorial sessions (or 12 sessions for Platinum Club members).  These sessions are led by an instructor and offer further assistance with SAT math, SAT reading, or SAT writing.  Each group tutorial session focuses on one of the mentioned SAT topics and has 30 seats available.  Register ahead of time to claim your seat!

  • DECEMBER 7TH     Writing in Fremont

 

  • DECEMBER 7TH     Math in Cupertino

 

  • DECEMBER 14TH   Reading in Cupertino

 

  • DECEMBER 14TH   Writing in San Ramon

 

  • DECEMBER 15TH   Reading in Fremont

 

  • DECEMBER 21ST   Writing in Cupertino

 

  • DECEMBER 28TH  Math in Cupertino

 

  • DECEMBER 29TH Math in Fremont

 

  • DECEMBER 29TH Reading in San Ramon

 

Call our office at (510)490-7000 for more information on any of our courses or to register for one. We look forward to speaking with you!


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