Congratulations To Our Winners!

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Adam

We here at Excel would like to congratulate the most recent Excel students to have claimed our $1,000 scholarship for receiving perfect scores on the ACT! Nidhi Bangari – ACT Nidhi Bangari is a student at Cupertino High School who scored a 36 on the February ACT. She doesn’t know what she wants to major in yet, but she figures it will be something in the sciences—she enjoys her high school’s labs. Other than her core classes, she is an active member of her school’s debate team and FBLA. Bangari excels in Parliamentary, which requires… Continue Reading

Understanding the UC’s Elimination of the SAT/ACT Requirement

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by Briant Sarris

Before you prematurely shred your SAT/ACT prep books in celebration, there are a few things you should know about this decision and its consequences for you.  2021-2022 Admissions will be Test-Optional Optional is just another word for unnecessary, right? Not exactly. For many students, this change will mean just business as usual.  Test-optional means that for both the high school graduating classes of 2021 and 2022, the SAT/ACT are no longer required for college admissions, but submitted scores are still looked at and considered during the admissions process. SAT/ACT scores that you do submit are… Continue Reading

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