The PSAT 2019

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Tifinie

Today is the big day for the PSAT!!  Every year around this time, high school juniors get the chance to compete for opportunities to win some amazing scholarships.  The PSAT is actually a student’s ticket to compete for recognition and rewards from individuals and organizations interested in supporting students and education.  These sponsors use the PSAT results to find students who EXCEL in life and academics and are worth the investment.   That’s right, the P in PSAT does not stand for PRACTICE (SAT), it stands for PRELIMINARY and is the first taste that a… Continue Reading

STANDARDIZED TESTING: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Tifinie

SAT and ACT When colleges are looking for new students, they review applicant profiles in search of the best of the bunch to make up their student body.  Of course, the most reputable colleges usually get the cream of the crop, aiming to enroll the most talented students they can find.  The rest of the students then disperse into various universities and local colleges. Which students are the most talented?  How do colleges decide?  Colleges use various tools when evaluating eligible students.  Every student that applies will submit an application package providing crucial information about… Continue Reading

Another PERFECT ACT Score and Another Scholarship Awarded!

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Temi

Quick – name one thing that Excel students are absolutely dominating. Well, there are many things on that list, but quite frankly, the ACT might be at the top of it. What makes us think so? Dougherty Valley junior Vikram Karmarkar, who is the latest member of the Excel community to earn top mark on the September 2019 ACT exam. Vikram’s motivation for enrolling in an SAT prep course was more refinement-of-technique driven, rather than rundown-of-the-basics: “I wanted tips and strategies to help me score well on the test.” While in class, he found that… Continue Reading

PERFECT SAT Score and Scholarship Student!

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Temi

Monta Vista High School junior Siya Digra is one of Excel Test Prep’s most recent perfect scorers, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! After a long string of ACT champions, Siya has stepped forth to take her rightful place among our SAT hall of famers. To celebrate her accomplishment, we invited her to come to our office for an interview, and as part of our getting-to-know-you process, Siya answered a few questions for us beforehand, sharing with us the process leading up to her SAT exam success. Siya began her prep journey with… Continue Reading

BREAKING DOWN THE SAT

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Tifinie

  The SAT The SAT is an exam administered by the College Board that evaluates students’ levels of knowledge of material covered in High School that they are expected to know before entering college.  Most colleges and universities in the United States use the SAT exam scores as references during the college admissions process. Some universities and colleges outside of the United States also use SAT scores to evaluate a student’s eligibility to their schools.  This exam is generally taken by students in high school between their 10th and 12th grade years.  Seniors should have… Continue Reading


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