Prayag Patel Excel’s Latest Perfect Scorer

Published Monday, August 13, 2018 by Mariah

An incoming senior at Cupertino High School, Prayag scored a perfect 36 on the February 2018 ACT exam. In his preliminary perfect score questionnaire, Prayag explained all the ways that Excel’s classes and supplemental services helped make his perfect score possible. He admits early on to being unfamiliar with the college admissions exams, and he initially chose to take a course simply to get a feel for how they actually work. “I liked the balance between practice and teaching,” he notes when describing what he likes best about Excel’s approach. “I do not believe that… Continue Reading

Excel Test student Harini Adivikolanu is one of Excel’s latest perfect scorers

Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Mariah

A junior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, Harini scored a perfect 36 on the February 2018 ACT exam. During her recent perfect score interview with Excel, she detailed all the ways Excel’s classroom experience and post-course support contributed to her success. Harini noted that she chose to take a prep course specifically to benefit from learning tips and tricks from instructors who have taken the ACT – help she knew she couldn’t receive from a prep book alone. “The [Excel Test] teachers’ lessons are of high quality because they have taken the… Continue Reading

Congratulations Vineet Kosaraju!

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Adam

Congratulations to Vineet Kosaraju, who received a perfect score on the SAT after taking Excel’s classes and practice tests! Hailing from The Harker School, Vineet is heavily involved with the campus newspaper. “Last year I was a copy editor, which meant that I reviewed most of the articles before they went into print,” he said. “This year I moved to the online publication, where I’m one of the assistant tech editors. I review all of the articles that are based on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and sometimes business as well.” In addition to his… Continue Reading

SAT vs. ACT

Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Nicolette

Last week, we did our Perfect Score interview for Ramola Bavisker, who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT  on top of her already perfect SAT score (earning her second $1000 scholarship from us, to boot!). Having taken and beaten both exams, Ramola was in a unique position to give advice on both exams. We asked her one of the frequent questions we get from students: Which exam should I take? You would be right to make a thoughtful and careful decision. The two exams have a lot of important differences to note. One of… Continue Reading

Perfect Score!

Published Monday, May 23, 2011 by Tarang

Words from the wise can be the best advice and one should be all ears for what Imran Mahmood has to say. Imran received a 2400 on the March SAT and earned the Excel Test Prep scholarship of $1,000. Whether it’s his tenacity or his perspicacious judgment Imran has all the makings of  a perfect scorer. He attends Bellarmine College Prep and balances his time with activities such as Speech and Debate as well as martial arts. He lauds the strategies of Excel and believes that consistent practice (in the form of Excel’s Exam Club)… Continue Reading


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