Improve your ACT or SAT score

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

The Excel ACT/SAT Tutoring Program, coordinated by the offices of pre-college programs and the Service-Learning Center at Calvin College, is available to high school students from the greater Grand Rapids area.

Students are also able to participate in additional academic enrichment and other activities offered by the college, such as Aspirando Alto and the MLK Young Leaders Weekend.

The Spring 2016 session is full

Pre-College Programs will be offering a Fall 2016 session. Information for Fall 2016 will follow soon.

Spring dates, time and location

  • Orientation Reception - Tuesday, February 2, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Located in the Spoelhof Atrium. (Mandatory.) Families welcome.
  • Tutoring - February 9–March 10, 2016, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4–5 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Students have the option of choosing 1 or 2 days of tutoring out of the 3 days available).
  • Post Test - Friday, March 11, 4 p.m.–8:00 p.m.. (Mandatory.)
    Location: The DeVos Communication Center
  • Celebration Dinner - Thursday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: The Prince Conference Center. Families welcome.

Areas of study

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

English Critical Reading
Math Math
Reading Writing

At the end of each five-week session, the pairs and triads (in addition to the pre-college students’ parents) will be honored through a celebration. 

Apply today

The spring 2016 session is currently full. Informationf or fall 2016 will follow soon.

$40 enrollment fee is due with the application form

Contact us

Pre-College Programs
Calvin College
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
(616) 526-6749 (phone)
(616) 526-6756 (fax)