Program Overview

CollegeSpring’s academic-year program is integrated into the junior-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 and in college admissions. CollegeSpring has offered academic-year programs since 2011.

Program Offerings

The CollegeSpring program is an efficient way to maximize learning time, either over the summer or during academic-year advisory periods. All of our 80-hour programs include:

  • 40 hours of SAT test preparation
  • 20 hours of college-readiness instruction
  • Four full-length, proctored SAT tests
  • Classroom instruction with professional teachers
  • Near-peer mentoring and tutoring in groups of 3-5 with current undergraduates


Students in the academic-year program attend CollegeSpring’s classroom session for 90 minutes per week throughout the year and attend CollegeSpring tutoring sessions with undergraduate mentors once a week during the spring semester.


CollegeSpring’s Programs Managers and Site Coordinators oversee program implementation and staff support. CollegeSpring trains and provides 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 CollegeCpring class 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 also attend an hour of mentoring every week, either after school or during the school day. Tutoring groups average 4-6 students per mentor.

Diagnostic Exams

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

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