EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 12/28/18 – 1/3/19

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Tifinie

 

The year 2019 is officially here. We would like to wish everyone an Excellent New Year!  Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 30th and Tuesday, January 1st and will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, January 2nd.  We can’t wait to see you next year!

It’s the dawn of testing season, see the important dates below to stay on track with the official tests:

REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR FORMAL EXAMS

Many students are preparing to take formal exams in the spring. If this sounds like you, 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 until 1/18)
  • 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)

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 before then 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. For students located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California we offer classroom courses at various locations as well as 1-on-1 courses for our students that want to get the most out of their Excel experience.  We also offer an online version for all of our courses that can accommodate any student’s schedule and location.  If you are planning to take any exams in the spring, now is the time to prepare!

Here’s a look at what courses are coming up at Excel:

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

We offer prep courses for the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, AP, and HSPT exams. We also offer essay packages for students interested in assistance with writing their essays as well as counseling sessions for students who need guidance with their educational goals.

Generally, our classroom courses are 4 weeks long with 3 sessions each week – scheduled on weekends and one weekday after school. Schedules can vary depending on the time of year and course types.  Our online courses are accessible for 120 days with monthly extensions available.

 COMING IN EARLY 2019

ACT CLASSROOM COURSES             

  • January 5th in Cupertino and San Ramon
  • January 8th in Fremont
  • February 27th at Milpitas High School
  • March 9th in Fremont
  • March 10th in Cupertino
  • March 14th at Lynbrook High School

SAT CLASSROOM COURSES

  • January 25th at Milpitas High School
  • January 26th in Cupertino and Fremont
  • February 2nd in San Ramon
  • February 6th in Evergreen and Lynbrook High School
  • March 23rd in Cupertino
  • March 30th in Fremont

ACT LIVE-ONLINE COURSE

  • January 12th ONLINE

SAT LIVE-ONLINE COURSE                

  • February 9th ONLINE

SIP LIVE-ONLINE                                 

  • February 9th ONLINE

SPRING BREAK CRAM COURSE         

  • April 13th in Cupertino (Saturday through Saturday, 10am-5pm until April 20th)
  • April 20th in Fremont (Saturday through Saturday, 10am-5pm until April 27th)

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

  • JANUARY 3RD – FEBRUARY 10TH PE Civil Live-online (Sat. & Sun., 8am – 4pm)
  • JANUARY 24TH – MARCH 3RD PE Civil Live-online (Sat. & Sun., 8am – 4pm)
  • FEBRUARY 2ND PE Civil classroom course in Fremont (Don’t miss this opportunity for a classroom PE course!)
  • BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14TH – 16TH   Live-online classes for PE Civil, PE Electrical-Power, and PE Mechanical 
  • 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!

 

PROCTORING

Excel offers official proctoring for exams at our Fremont location. If you are planning to take an exam and need an official proctor, call our office and set up an appointment at your convenience.  We offer proctoring services between Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am – 6:30pm and on Saturdays between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm.  We look forward to proctoring for you!

 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Benefit by sharing Excel with your friends and family members. Excel offers coupons for referrals from former students as well as discounts for group registration.  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:

  • 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 an SAT or ACT 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 an SAT or ACT prep course at Excel and are interested in 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.  The next Exam Club sessions that are coming up are as follows:

  • DECEMBER 29TH; JANUARY 5TH, 8TH, 12TH, 17TH, & 19TH      in Fremont
  • DECEMBER 28TH & 30TH; JANUARY 6TH, 13TH, 18TH, & 20TH     in Cupertino
  • DECEMBER 30TH; JANUARY 6TH, 13TH, 16TH, & 20TH  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 Exam Club members).  These sessions are led by an instructor and offer further assistance with either 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 28TH  Math in Cupertino
  • DECEMBER 29TH  Math in Fremont
  • DECEMBER 29TH  Reading in San Ramon
  • JANUARY 12TH      Reading in Fremont
  • JANUARY 18TH      Math in Cupertino and in Fremont

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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