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.

The spring Excel session is currently planned to take place in-person; however, state and university regulations may require part or all of the program to go virtual due to COVID-19. Program participants will be updated of any changes as soon as possible.

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.

February 9–March 18, 2021
Registration for the spring session is now closed. To register for the fall session, please check back in August.

A program fee of $100 must be paid by the registration 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 (when active).
  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.
  4. A signed waiver form.

Contact us

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