EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 11/16/18-11/22/18

Published Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Tifinie


The end of the year 2018 is on the horizon and spring of 2019 is just around the corner! For those of you that like to plan ahead, now is the time to register for prep courses as well as for your formal exams.  For those of you that don’t like to plan ahead, try it – you might like it.


As this year winds down, think of it not as the end of the year but rather as the prologue for next year. Any plans that you have for 2019 should be set into motion now so that by the time next year is here you will already be ready for it.  The best way to conquer your schedule is to get ahead of it!



Late registration is about to end for the December exams! These are the last opportunities to take these tests in 2018!  If you’re still interested and haven’t signed up-what are you waiting for?!

  • November 19th Late Registration deadline for the ACT exam held on December 8th (includes a late fee)

**This is this coming Monday and the FINAL DEADLINE to register for this ACT exam! Do it this weekend if you forgot and still want to be a part of December’s exam, otherwise there is still next spring…


  • November 20th FINAL DEADLINE to register for either the SAT or SAT Subject exams (online or by phone only!)

       **This is this coming Tuesday! Hopefully no one has waited this long, but if it slipped your mind then do it this weekend!!

If you’re interested in any of these exams be sure to sign up this weekend before registration expires!



All of us at Excel would like to wish focus and luck to our students that are preparing to take their formal exams soon. Don’t forget to use your Exam Club access and group tutorial sessions as tools to help you be prepared!  We believe you will do great!



For those that are interested in beginning a new Excel Test Prep course, call our office today at (510)490-7000 and speak with one of our friendly representatives who can help you find the course that is right for you. Generally our classroom courses are 4 weeks long with 3 sessions each week – scheduled on weekends and one weekday in the evening. We also offer online courses for all of our programs as well as 1-on-1 courses for our students that want to get the most out of their Excel experience.  If you want to take any exams in the spring, now is the time to prepare!



The next opportunity for engineers to take their exams are in April of 2019. If you are about to take your exam for the first time, or are repeating it, it may be in your best interest to register for a prep course that will supply you with all the tools you will need to pass your exam before it is too late. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare!  Excel’s FE course options are as follows:

  • JANUARY 19TH – FEBRUARY 3RD FE classroom course in Fremont (Sat. 10am – 6pm & Sun. 8am – 4pm)
  • *If you are interested in a classroom course for our FE program make sure you don’t miss this opportunity as the majority of our FE courses are offered online. Call our office to register at (510)490-7000. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am-6:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm. We are located in Fremont and welcome walk-ins. You can also sign up online at your convenience if you would prefer. We look forward to working with you!
  • REGISTER ANYTIME for one of our online FE or PE courses and prepare for your exam on your own time. Due to the vast schedules and locations of our FE/PE students, most commonly our courses for this field are offered online. If you would prefer to take an in-class course then keep your eyes open to spot when they are being offered like the one beginning in January!



Get ahead of the game and register early for your prep courses. Here’s a look at what’s coming soon at Excel:

  • November 25th HSPT classroom courses in Cupertino (Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursdays) and                        in Fremont (Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays) **Register by November 18th for early registration savings
  • December 5th SAT classroom course in Cupertino
  • December 8th SAT classroom course in Fremont (Saturday/Sunday 2pm-5pm & Thursday 6pm-9pm)
  • December 22nd SAT Xmas Cram Courses offered in Cupertino, Fremont, San Jose, and San Ramon
  • *This is a 2-week classroom course designed to be taken during winter break (Sun-Sat for 3 hours/day)
  • December 22nd SAT live-online Xmas Cram Course (8 lectures from 2pm-5pm)
  • December 22nd ACT Xmas Cram Courses offered in Cupertino and Fremont
  • *This is a 2-week classroom course designed to be taken during winter break (Sun-Sat for 3 hours/day)
  • December 22nd SAT Winter Intensive Course (Custom schedule from 9am-6pm)
  • Sign up for an online FE/PE course at any time to prepare for the exams coming in April!

Call (510)490-7000, visit our office in Fremont, or go online to claim your seat and register today!



Curious how you would score on a practice test? Not sure which to take between SAT, ACT, or both?  Take one of our FREE diagnostic tests to help you decide and see how you would score.  The diagnostic test is the first administered practice test and will tell us the areas you struggle with in testing and Excel can help you improve in those areas for your formal test.  Some students don’t know whether to take the SAT or ACT exam.  If you have a college in mind that you are already considering attending then it is best to test based on what they require for admission.  If, however, you don’t know where you want to attend or are preparing to apply to more than one college and don’t want to take both the SAT and ACT then a free diagnostic test will show you which test you would score better on so you can play to your strengths.  Call our office at (510)490-7000 and speak with our friendly staff to register for FREE diagnostic exams:

  • November 17th ACT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8am-12pm)
  • November 25th SAT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8:30am-12pm)
  • December 2nd   ACT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8am-12pm)
  • December 8th SAT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8:30am-12pm)


Exam Club Sessions

Practice makes perfect! Register for a session of Exam Club and practice taking tests until you feel comfortable.  This coming week’s Exam Club sessions are:

  • November 17th, 23rd, & 24th in Fremont
  • November 16th, 18th, & 25th in Cupertino
  • November 18th, 20th, & 25th in San Ramon



Make sure you claim your seat today! Register through your student portal or give us a call at our Fremont office at (510)490-7000 and we will register for you.  (You can only miss 1 Exam Club session after signing up, please register only if you know you will be able to attend.)



Need additional help with your PSAT/SAT studies? Included with your PSAT/SAT course are 6 FREE group tutorial sessions.  These sessions are led by an instructor and offer further assistance with SAT math, SAT reading, or SAT writing.  Each group tutorial session focuses on one of the SAT topics and has 30 seats available, register ahead of time to claim your seat!

  • November 16th Reading in Cupertino
  • November 17th Math in Fremont
  • November 30th Writing in Cupertino
  • December 1st    Math in San Ramon

Call our office at (510)490-7000 for more information on any of our courses or to register for one.  We look forward to speaking with you!

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