Improve your SAT or ACT score

Each semester up to 40 high school students participate in a six-week session in which Calvin students provide SAT or ACT tutoring assistance.

The Excel SAT/ACT Tutoring Program is available to 9th through 12th grade students from the greater Grand Rapids area.

Excel has been canceled for fall 2020. Please check back to register for the spring 2021 session.

This fall, Excel will be held virtually. Participants and Calvin tutors will use a video meeting platform to meet once or twice per week in small groups. Participants are asked to submit prior ACT or SAT results (official or practice scores) to help tutors identify strengths and areas of improvement. Tutoring sessions will cover ACT or SAT test-taking strategies and practice specific subjects relevant to the tests.

Tutoring sessions are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday from 4:00–5:00 p.m. or 4:30–5:30 p.m. Sessions are assigned according to participant and tutor availability, and according to participant grade and prior test score.

Tuesday, October 6–Thursday, November 12, 2020

A program fee of $100 must be paid by the application deadline in order to secure your space in the program (check, cash, or money order). The program fee includes a test prep book, which will be the student’s to keep.

Time is dedicated to covering specific subject matters included on the ACT and SAT:

Critical Reading English
Math Math
Writing Reading
  1. The above registration form.
  2. Your $100 enrollment fee (check, cash, or money order) to the address below. We will email you a registration confirmation once we receive your payment.
  3. A .pdf of your prior ACT or SAT score, emailed to Scores from an official exam or a practice ACT/SAT are acceptable, however, we do not accept PSAT scores.
    You may choose to take an SAT practice test online or to print one and take it on paper. For a practice ACT, please email to receive a printable test.

Contact us

College Access Programs
Calvin University
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
(616) 526-6749 (phone)