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

WHAT COLLEGE CLASSES ARE REALLY LIKE

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan & Kiyasha Mehta; Edited by Mariah Embry If you’ve watched any Hollywood movie about college life, you’ll know that college classes mostly take places in big lecture halls, everyone skips class, no one knows their professors, and nights are spent either partying hard or crying in the library. How accurate these film portrayals of college life are dependent on the school (and the movie), but for the most part, college classes are much more diverse and interesting than the movies portray. Here’s a brief rundown of what… Continue Reading

DEALING WITH STRESS IN THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS AND BEYOND

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

HOW TO FIND CLUBS YOU LIKE IN COLLEGE

Published Monday, July 9, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan; Edited by Mariah Embry Everyone seems to say that joining clubs is the best way to make friends and meet people your freshman year, but how exactly do you find clubs you like? On some college campuses, you might not know where to find all the clubs, and at others, there are just too many to fit into your schedule! Here are some tips for finding college clubs you’ll like.   Go to club’s fair  Most colleges have a club fair in the first few weeks of school…. Continue Reading


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