The College Personal Statement

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Nicolette

Applying for college can be a tiring and stressful process. Everything you have done in high school has boiled down to this moment – when you send your GPA, test scores, and extracurricular activities to your dream schools. However, almost all applicants have these numbers, so what really sets applicants apart is the personal statement. While reading your essay, admissions officers aren’t looking to see how your numbers stack up. They want to know about the unique qualities that only you have. Because, trust me, you have them. In many cases, the personal statement is… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about the SAT

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Mariah

The SAT is one of the biggest exams a student takes in their high school career. Many students prep for almost a year for the exam.  SAT preparation classes help students score well and gain an advantage in the college application process. Where can you find the best SAT prep classes? At Excel Test, we offer effective prep courses with real questions and a simple plan that is easy to follow. Apart from SAT preparation classes, here is everything that you need to know about the SAT.  Duration – The exam is 3 hours without… Continue Reading

How Much Longer? Summer Vacation for Juniors and Seniors

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Richard Hong

This post is for the rising juniors and seniors. You’ve gone through your share of high school already and you just want to enjoy your summer break. I get it, and you’ve earned your slice of fun. However, this summer is an opportunity for you to get ready for applying to college later down the road or even upcoming semester.  Here I’ll list some suggestions: More Studying: I understand, this is not an ideal way to spend your carefree summer. But guess what, life doesn’t stop and neither should you in your pursuit of getting… Continue Reading

The PSAT 2021

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Tifinie

Every year, high school juniors get the chance to compete for opportunities to win amazing scholarships by taking the PSAT.  This exam is a student’s ticket to gain recognition and rewards from individuals and organizations interested in supporting their education.  These sponsors use the results from the assessment  to find students deserve the rewards.  The P in PSAT does not stand for Practice (SAT), but for Preliminary and is normally the first standardized test a high school student takes.  This exam is the gateway to the National Merit Scholarship Program.  By taking the PSAT, students… Continue Reading

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Adam

We here at Excel would like to congratulate the most recent Excel students to have claimed our $1,000 scholarship for receiving perfect scores on the ACT! Nidhi Bangari – ACT Nidhi Bangari is a student at Cupertino High School who scored a 36 on the February ACT. She doesn’t know what she wants to major in yet, but she figures it will be something in the sciences—she enjoys her high school’s labs. Other than her core classes, she is an active member of her school’s debate team and FBLA. Bangari excels in Parliamentary, which requires… Continue Reading

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