EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 11/2/18-11/8/18

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Tifinie


This is an intense time for students, especially for those that are interested in taking placement tests.  There are a lot of important dates coming up that we want our students to be aware of:


It is nearing the end of the season to take SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT exams.  If you want to participate in any of these tests, make sure you register today or be prepared for late registration!  These are the last opportunities to take these tests in 2018!

  • November 2nd Registration deadline for SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT exams held in December
    • Register by this day to avoid late fees!
  • November 3rd Late Registration begins for the SAT and SAT Subject exams held on December 1st (includes a late fee)
    • These tests cannot be taken concurrently! (You may take up to 3 Subject Tests in one day)
  • November 13th Deadline for late registration for SAT and SAT Subject exams
    • After this point registration can only be done online or by phone!
    • FINAL DEADLINE to register for either of these exams is November 20th (online or by phone only!)
  • November 19th Late Registration deadline for the ACT exam held on December 8th (includes a late fee)
    • This is the FINAL DEADLINE to register for this ACT exam!

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



We would like to wish focus and luck to our students that are taking their formal exams this weekend. We believe you will do great!



Welcome! to our students that are starting their test prep courses this week.  The following dates are courses that are beginning soon:

  • November 2nd FE online courses for Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, and Other
  • November 2nd SAT classroom course in Fremont
  • November 3rd SAT live-online course
  • November 3rd ACT classroom course in San Ramon
  • November 3rd Live-online SIP course (Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00pm-3:00pm *Please don’t miss any sessions*)
  • November 5th ACT classroom course in Fremont
  • November 8th ACT classroom course in Cupertino

We are excited to work with all of you and can’t wait to see you excel!

For those that are interested in beginning a new Excel Test Prep course, it’s not too late to register!  Call our office today at (510)490-7000 and speak with one of our representatives who can help you find the course that is right for you. Our classroom courses are approximately 4 weeks long with 3 sessions each week – scheduled on weekends and one day after school.  If you want to take the exams in the spring, now is the time to prepare!

Curious how you would score on a practice test?  Take one of our FREE diagnostic tests which will tell us the areas you struggle with and our teachers can help you improve in those areas for your formal test.  Call our office at (510)490-7000 and speak with our friendly staff to register for FREE diagnostic exams:

  • November  4th ACT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 8am-12pm)
  • November 10th SAT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8:30am-12pm)
  • November 17th ACT diagnostic in Fremont (Saturday, 8am-12pm)
  • November 25th SAT diagnostic in Cupertino (Sunday, 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 3rd, 8th, and 10th in Fremont
  • November 2nd, 4th, and 9th in Cupertino
  • November 4th 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 2nd Math in Cupertino
  • November 3rd Reading in Fremont
  • November 9th Writing in Cupertino
  • November 16th Reading in Cupertino
  • November 17th Math in Fremont
  • November 30th Writing in Cupertino



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

  • November 10th ACT live-online course
  • November 25th HSPT classroom courses in Cupertino (Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursdays)
    • Register by November 18th for early registration savings, after the 18th you can still enroll at our standard rates.
  • November 25th HSPT classroom courses in Fremont (Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays)
    • Register by November 18th for early registration savings, after the 18th you can still enroll at our standard rates.


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

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