Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan; Edited by Mariah Embry   For some students, deciding which colleges to apply to is one of the most difficult parts of the college application process. For others, it’s easy. But for those of you who are struggling to narrow down your college list or have no idea where you want to apply altogether, this article will provide a few strategies for creating a college list you’ll like.    If you have no idea where you want to go to college at all, using a… Continue Reading


Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan; Edited by Mariah Embry One of the most daunting things about going to college—especially if you’re going to school across the country—can be the prospect of making new friends. Luckily, making friends in college is actually quite fun and easy, and many people who meet in college become lifelong pals. Here are some tips for those of you who may still be a little apprehensive about making friends in college.   Utilize the class Facebook group Most colleges will create a class Facebook group… Continue Reading

Campus Safety: Be Alert, Be Aware

Published Monday, June 2, 2014 by Richard Hong

  Today will touch on a rather grim topic: The UCSB shooting incident and the consequent advice on Campus Safety. On May 23rd, there was a shooting incident near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The shooting seems to be premeditated in advance, with the shooter listing his grievances in advance about his frustrations of “loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires”. At least six were killed and one underwent surgery for life-threatening condition. The university has issued out emergency housing for those displaced by the incident. While the incident itself may seem… Continue Reading

Classes 101: Which ones should I pick?

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Richard Hong

Picking classes seems like a simple task: just choose what looks fun and find what your friends are joining, right? I admit I did the same but there are other factors to consider! Choosing the right professor: Research what other people have said about this professor in the past before. How is his/her teaching style? What scores did people consistently earn in his/her class? Find out what people specifically liked. Find a website in which statistics about the teacher are listed. While you might like to take a chance with a new professor, it’s always… Continue Reading

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