STEPS to Success: College Entry Preparation

We’ve shifted our test preparation programs to remote access through Spring 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please direct questions about test preparation programs to Mary Catherine Raymond at

STEPS to Success (Strategies & Techniques for Enhancing Performance & Skills) introduces important skills, techniques and strategies to maximize success in getting ready for college and career, including test preparation, selecting college and career paths, and preparing college application. Our programs, designed for secondary students, provide guidance and direction in the complex process of college and career selection and preparation. 


Register online for these and other College and Career Preparation classes.

  • PSAT, SAT & ACT Test Preparation

    Highly experienced educators offer intense practice and review of questions commonly found on the tests. Classes are held remotely during the coronavirus, otherwise they’re held on the University of Richmond campus. Not all classes are offered each term.

    • ACT Prep Workshops — Intensive practice and review of subject-specific test areas
    • PSAT/NMSQT Prep Class — Prepare for the PSAT and improve chances of National Merit Scholarship eligibility
    • SAT Summer Workshop — Four-day intensive workshop covering strategies along with Math and English skills
    • SAT Weekend Workshops — Two-day Math and English session
    • SAT Math Focus Sessions — Intensive practice and review of math areas
    • SAT English Focus Sessions — Intensive practice and review of critical reading and writing areas
    • SAT Essay Sessions — Practice in writing, editing and refining SAT essay prompts
  • College & Career Paths

    Work with a college and career advisor to help determine the right post-secondary pathway for high school students. Not all classes are offered each term.

    • Choosing a Career Path — Session utilizes results from the Strong Interest Inventory to help identify occupation(s) and college major(s)
    • Choosing a College — Session on how to identify colleges that align with career and other important interests