Published Friday, January 25, 2019 by Tifinie

  ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN THE YEAR 2020 AND LATER: A new program has been established that offers students a chance to be awarded College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  It was designed to help guide students through the college-admissions processes and motivate them to tackle the intimidating obstacles presented to aspiring college students.  There are 6 steps to follow to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling in $6,000.  To qualify, you must complete the following 6 steps during your junior year of high school: Build… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 12/18/18

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Tifinie

THE PSAT Attention 8th, 9th, and 10th graders; especially students beginning their junior year in the following fall: Sign up by September to take your PSAT in October of your 10th and 11th grade years.  The PSAT is given twice a year, both times being in October with results being released by the end of the year.  Prepare for this exam by the beginning of your sophomore year (or junior year if you feel confident) to work on boosting your scores and increase your chances at becoming a National Merit Scholar.   The PSAT is… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 11/13/18

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Tifinie

  MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION When going on an interview, the best impression you can make is you as yourself.  An interview is about people getting to know each other and if you are portraying yourself in an unnatural way others are going to notice that something is off, they might not know what, but they will sense an awkwardness in you.  While a certain level of nervousness is to be expected, excessive jitters can be a red flag to an interviewer that you are abnormally uncomfortable and possibly under-qualified for (or overwhelmed by) the position you… Continue Reading


Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan & Kiyasha Mehta; Edited by Mariah Embry The college application process can be stressful, but so can college itself. That’s why it’s important to learn and get used to practicing stress management techniques early on. These techniques can not only reduce your procrastinating but also lead to a life with more quality and room for enjoyment during the college application process, in college, and beyond.   Get organized  It’s really easy to become stressed when there’s a million deadlines you have to meet but you don’t know when half… Continue Reading

Recover Your Bad GPA (for rising Juniors in High School)

Published Monday, June 9, 2014 by Richard Hong

So you’ve goofed off and didn’t take some classes seriously. Maybe there were other circumstances that led to your bad grade. But now you’re ready to be serious and raise your GPA. You’re looking to recover your bad GPA. If this is the case, then you still have time to improve your final GPA. College admissions are interested in your overall GPA and will look at the trends in which your GPA spikes or drops. As such, if you can improve your GPA during your Junior year, you’ll be able to send a message that you’re… Continue Reading

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