FAQ: Prospective Students

General

Do I pay a fee each year for the “Complete Test Prep” Program?

No. A one-time fee includes all of the activities in our “Complete Test Prep” Program until you graduate from high school. That means lessons, workshops, practice tests and reviews…all for one price. The fee is discounted if you pay it all at once, but it can also be paid using an installment plan. We want to prepare you for all of the college admissions tests you will be taking throughout your high school career. We are here for you until you reach your goals… plain and simple.

When is the “right” time for me to start?

In general, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Each of our students has a different goal in mind, so it is a great idea to contact us to discuss your needs. We’d be happy to schedule a free consultation to determine the best path for you.

How do I get started?

Call College Experts to enroll.

How do you compare to your competitors?

We believe our program exceeds that of all other test preparation programs because we

  • make a commitment to our students for the duration of their high school career for one price
  • provide ongoing instructor-led practice activities
  • offer direction and counseling to help you maximize your potential
  • have constantly changing practice materials
  • hire degreed, experienced teachers
  • track student progress using our one-of-a-kind system
  • give flexibility to activities with a facility open 6 days per week
  • offer on-site make-up lessons at no charge

How much improvement can I expect to see?

Your reward is directly related to the effort you make. Every student has different starting points in knowledge, learning styles, commitment levels, and extracurricular distractions. Students who commit to our Complete Program and follow our recommendations can expect to see between 150 and 500 points of improvement.

Do you have a guarantee?

Yes, and our guarantee is the best in the industry. Students participating in our high school level Complete Program may stay with us and continue to prepare under our direction at no additional charge until they graduate from high school. It’s not a guarantee based on our standards…it’s all about your goals.

Lessons and Homework

May I make up lessons that I miss? How?

Yes. All make-up lessons are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To make up a lesson, contact our office to verify which lesson you actually missed and we will make an appointment for a makeup lesson.

How big are your classes?

We never have more than 12 students on a class roster. The majority of our PSAT/NMSQT®/SAT® classes are between 6 and 10 students.

Will I have homework?

Yes. Each lesson includes 30-45 minutes of homework for additional practice. Instead of giving you heaps of homework, we want you to attend workshops and take practice tests so a teacher can address your specific needs. This instruction and feedback is critical for a significant score improvement.

Who are your teachers and what are their qualifications?

Our instructors are degreed teaching professionals who perform at the highest levels on the SAT® exam. They include career teachers at area high schools and colleges, business professionals with a teaching background, and some full-time instructors. Instructors go through extensive training in order to effectively deliver our curriculum to students of all levels.

May I repeat lessons?

If you begin our Complete Program prior to the 11th grade, you will participate in revised and updated curriculum once in each grade level through the 11th grade. If you have not received the scores you need after taking the national tests in 11th grade, please contact us so we can schedule an evaluation for you. Based on your scores, activity, and goals, we will design a plan for you leading up to the 12th grade. We offer new workshops weekly, so there is never a reason to repeat lessons.

College Counseling

Do you help students with college admission counseling?

We offer a complete application assistance program. It is highly individualized on a one to one basis. Click to see the details of our applications assistance program.

Do you help students with college scholarships and financing?

Yes. It is part of our applications assistance program. Click to see the details of our applications assistance program.