The PSAT 2019

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Tifinie

Today is the big day for the PSAT!!  Every year around this time, high school juniors get the chance to compete for opportunities to win some amazing scholarships.  The PSAT is actually a student’s ticket to compete for recognition and rewards from individuals and organizations interested in supporting students and education.  These sponsors use the PSAT results to find students who EXCEL in life and academics and are worth the investment.   That’s right, the P in PSAT does not stand for PRACTICE (SAT), it stands for PRELIMINARY and is the first taste that a… Continue Reading

STANDARDIZED TESTING: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Tifinie

SAT and ACT When colleges are looking for new students, they review applicant profiles in search of the best of the bunch to make up their student body.  Of course, the most reputable colleges usually get the cream of the crop, aiming to enroll the most talented students they can find.  The rest of the students then disperse into various universities and local colleges. Which students are the most talented?  How do colleges decide?  Colleges use various tools when evaluating eligible students.  Every student that applies will submit an application package providing crucial information about… Continue Reading

TIPS FOR MAKING FRIENDS IN COLLEGE

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

Nervous? I would be too

Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Tarang

Recently on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, Emily receives a letter from Danby University claiming that they want her as part of their swim team. (Keeping with the tradition of Liars the letter is actually a fake from the mysterious and malicious person named “A”). Nevertheless, a real college scout is willing to negotiate a scholarship with her, but Emily doesn’t mind looking at other schools too. Emily and her mother continue to do their research to prepare her for her application process, which includes looking at competitive swim teams. Emily’s best… Continue Reading

Too Frequently Asked Questions

Published Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Tarang

All of us have questions about everything. Some of us question why Fox has decided to have X Factor and American Idol in back to back seasons. Others might wonder whether summer shows like Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf will last another season. Some want to know where is the best place to watch some July 4th fireworks. Still others question (more seriously) why nature seems to have suddenly turned against us– what with fires in Texas and floods in North Dakota. Life is never easy, and questioning is part of the process of… Continue Reading


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