Program Overview

CollegeSpring’s academic-year program is integrated into the junior- or senior-year curriculum at partner schools. It is most appropriate for schools where most students are on track to graduate and to fulfill A-G requirements but could benefit from extra support on the SAT or ACT and in college admissions.

Program Offerings

The CollegeSpring program is an efficient way to maximize learning time during the academic year. Our programs typically include:

  • 40 hours of test preparation
  • 20 hours of college-readiness instruction
  • Four full-length, proctored diagnostic exams
  • Classroom instruction with professional teachers
  • Near-peer mentoring and tutoring in groups of 5-8 with current undergraduates


Students attend CollegeSpring’s classroom sessions for 90 minutes per week throughout the year. Students with undergraduate mentors meet them once a week during the spring semester.


CollegeSpring’s Programs Managers oversee program implementation and staff support. We train and provide ongoing support for all mentors and instructors. In addition, CollegeSpring recruits, hires, and coordinates all undergraduate mentors. CollegeSpring also provides curriculum materials for all students, mentors, and teachers.


Students in the academic-year program attend a CollegeSpring class for about 90 minutes a week during their advisory period for the duration of the school year. Instructors are teachers at our partner organizations and receive pre-service training, lesson plan and pacing guides, and ongoing professional development opportunities.


During the second semester, students in many of our programs attend an hour of mentoring every week, either after school or during the school day. Tutoring groups average 5-8 students per mentor.

Diagnostic Exams

Students take four diagnostic exams over the course of the year, proctored by schools either during or after school.

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