PERFECT SAT Score and Scholarship Student!

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 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

Create a College Board account

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Dave

Do it now! Here’s why… By creating an account at, numerous resources will be available to help you master the SAT. Set up your account now! Other great things on offer include an online ‘organizer’ for keeping track of colleges, majors, and financial aide information. There are college admissions calendars designed for juniors and seniors. And of course, you can register for the SAT. (* except for this blog, of course!)

Advanced Placement

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Tarang

The school year is nearing its end, and you students must be busier than ever. Upperclassmen fret over AP tests and SATs, but fun times are right around the corner. Junior Prom and Senior Ball are coming up (if not already past) and many students are planning exciting summer vacations. Some of you will be taking well-deserved rest at home, while others will be taking challenging summer courses to advance your academic knowledge. Others will be vying for spots at competitive summer programs. And as the weight of school becomes heavier than ever, you start… Continue Reading

To Retake or Not to Retake?

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Katie

It’s 6am on a Thursday morning. Your alarm sounds, jerking you awake from your bedside table. You roll over to slam the snooze button—but wait. You just remembered. SAT scores came out this morning! Bolting out of bed, you furiously open your laptop and go to the College Board’s website. In your sleep-addled state, it takes multiple tries to type the password into your computer, only adding to your anxiety. Finally, you reach the right site, log on, and navigate to the score report page. You close your eyes, take a deep breath, and then… Continue Reading


Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Tifinie

The College Board has introduced a new program 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 in the journey.  Students must follow 6 steps to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible (note: scholarship(s) are not guaranteed) for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling $6,000.  To qualify, you must complete the following 6 steps during your junior year of… Continue Reading