EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 12/14/18 – 12/20/18

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Tifinie

 

There are less than 3 weeks left in 2018, make the best of your time this winter by preparing for next year. Check back regularly to make sure that you don’t miss out on any important dates that are coming up!  The best way to conquer next year is to stay ahead of it!

 

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

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!  Upcoming 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. We 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. We also offer classroom courses for students located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.  If you are planning to take any exams in the spring, now is the time to prepare!

 

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

Generally, our classroom courses are 4 weeks long with 3 sessions each week – scheduled on weekends and one weekday after school. 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.

THIS YEAR: DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 22nd  all of our winter-break courses begin:   

  • SAT Xmas Cram Course 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)
  • SAT live-online Xmas Cram Course (8 lectures from 2pm-5pm on customized days)
  • ACT Xmas Cram Course in Fremont only     *This is a 2-week classroom course designed to be taken during winter break (Sun-Sat for 3 hours/day)
  • SAT Winter Intensive Course (Custom days 9am-6pm) in Cupertino and Fremont     *This is a 2-week classroom course taken during winter break (8 hours/day – practice exams & lectures every meeting)

**Register by December 15th for an early registration discount on your course. 

 NEXT YEAR: JANUARY 2019

ACT CLASSROOM COURSES              

  • January 5th in Cupertino and San Ramon
  • January 8th in Fremont

ACT LIVE-ONLINE COURSE

  • January 12th ONLINE

SAT CLASSROOM COURSES

  • January 25th at Milpitas High School
  • January 26th in Cupertino and Fremont

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! Our office hours are M-F 9:30am – 6:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am – 2:30pm.

 

FE & PE COURSES

Are you about to take your engineering 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:

FE COURSES

  • JANUARY 4TH – FEBRUARY 17TH FE LIVE-ONLINE courses begin for Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, and Other (Sat. & Sun., 8am – 4pm)
  • JANUARY 19TH – FEBRUARY 3RD 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 courses are offered online. Call our office to register at (510)490-7000.
  • REGISTER ANYTIME for one of our online FE courses and prepare for your exam on your own time. Due to the varying degree of schedules and locations of our FE 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 on January 19TH in 2019!

PE COURSES

**CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: SAVE $400 WHEN YOU REGISTER BY DECEMBER 25TH, 2018 FOR PE CIVIL CLASSROOM COURSE, PE CIVIL LIVE-ONLINE COURSE, PE ELECTRICAL-POWER LIVE-ONLINE COURSE, OR PE MECHANICAL LIVE-ONLINE COURSE!!

  • JANUARY 3RD – FEBRUARY 10TH  PE Civil Live-online (Sat. & Sun., 8am – 4pm) **REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!
  • JANUARY 24TH – MARCH 3RD  PE Civil Live-online (Sat. & Sun., 8am – 4pm) **REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!
  • FEBRUARY 2ND – MARCH 24TH  PE Civil classroom course in Fremont (Don’t miss this opportunity for a classroom PE course!) **REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!
  • BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14TH – 16TH  Live-online classes for PE Civil, PE Electrical-Power, and PE Mechanical  **REGISTER BY DEC. 25TH AND SAVE $400.00!
  • REGISTER ANYTIME for one of our online PE courses and prepare for your exam on your own time. Due to the varying degree of schedules and locations of our 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 PE course beginning on February 2ND!

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 prep 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 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 15TH, 20TH, 22ND, 27TH, & 29TH in Fremont
  • DECEMBER 14TH, 16TH, 21ST, 23RD, 28TH, & 30TH in Cupertino
  • DECEMBER 16TH, 23RD,  & 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 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, or assistance with, any of our courses. You can also visit our main office in Fremont, Ca and take a tour before you register for your course.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30am – 6:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am – 2:30pm.  We look forward to speaking with you!


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