Improve your SAT or ACT score

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

The Excel SAT/ACT Tutoring Program, coordinated by the offices of college access programs at Calvin University, is available to 9th through 12th grade students from the greater Grand Rapids area.

Participants and Calvin tutors meet once or twice a week in small groups of three to four participants for an hour-long session either on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4:00–5:00 p.m. or 4:30–5:30 p.m. Participants will be asked to submit ACT or SAT pre-test results in order to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement (details will be given after being confirmed in the program). Tutoring sessions will cover ACT or SAT test-taking strategies and practice specific subjects relevant to the tests.

Tuesday, February 4 - Thursday, March 12, 2020

An enrollment fee of $80 must be paid by the application deadline in order to secure your space in the program (we accept cash, checks, or money orders). When your student completes both the pre-test and the post-test, a refund of $20 will be reimbursed.

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

Critical Reading English
Math Math
Writing Reading

Apply Today!

To register for the Excel Program, please submit the following items no later than January 15, 2020.

  1. The above registration form.
  2. Your $80 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, SAT, or PSAT score, emailed to If you do not have a prior score, please contact us.

Contact us

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