We equip schools and teachers with the tools to help students confidently prepare for the SAT and ACT.
These tests are a critical part of college admissions, and every student deserves a chance to prepare. Yet test prep courses and private tutoring are often costly or hard to access. Our programs reduce this inequity by bringing high quality test preparation into schools that serve students from low-income backgrounds.
More Than Just Test Prep
Doing well on the SAT and ACT requires more than tips and tricks. Students need to have knowledge about the college application process, best-fit schools, why the test matters, and how it can change their college-going trajectories; they need to feel motivated to use this test as a lever to unlock opportunity; and they need the academic skills to perform effectively. All of these things combined build their Test Confidence™, leading to results that set students up for success in college and beyond.
Test Confidence™ results from the knowledge, skills, and motivation that lead to increased test scores and success in college and beyond. We build Test Confidence™ by training teachers at our partner schools to deliver the CollegeSpring curriculum to their students during the school day, throughout their junior year. We also equip teachers with teaching materials and detailed student data, so they can better meet their students’ unique needs.
Our program helps students significantly increase their SAT or ACT score–a big leg up during the college admissions process. Our program results in:
CollegeSpring students enter their junior year scoring an average of 225 points lower than the average SAT score for non-fee-waiver users. After CollegeSpring, they gain an average 100 points, closing a significant portion of this gap.
Our curriculum gives students the knowledge and motivation they need to to boost their prospects during college admissions. Four out of five students reported that CollegeSpring made them more prepared for the SAT and more confident about the college admissions process.
100% of administrators at our parter schools are satisfied with CollegeSpring's service, and 96% of partner instructors rate CollegeSpring staff as supportive and responsive to their needs.
Where We Work
We partner with over 50 schools and community organizations across the country, working exclusively with educators who serve populations who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
City Arts and Technology High School
Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School
DeAnza High School (College is Real)
East Oakland Youth Development Center
Gunderson High School
Haas Pre-College Program (BOOST)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Leland High School
Making Waves Upper School
Pioneer High School
Richmond High School (College is Real)
Willow Glen High School
Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy
Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School
Alliance Ouchi High School
Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School
Animo Leadership Charter High School
Animo Pat Brown Charter High School
Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School
Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy
First Star Academy
Mendez High School
Middle College High School
Nicholas Academic Centers
Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School
Saddleback High School
Salesian College Preparatory
Santa Ana High School
Segerstrom High School
St. Bernard High School
The School of Arts and Enterprise
Verbum Dei High School
Youth Policy Institute
Broome Street Academy
Business of Sports School
East Harlem Tutorial Program
Essex Street Academy
International Leadership Charter High School
Life Academy High School for Film and Music
South Bronx Community Charter High School