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STEPS to Success: College Entry Preparation

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 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 — Two-hour session utilizing results from the Strong Interest Inventory to help identify occupation(s) and college major(s)
  • Choosing a College — Two-hour session on how to identify colleges that align with career and other important interests
The College Edge

This program for rising high school seniors helps college-bound students develop a plan to prepare their college applications. Since many students struggle to begin collecting the components that make up the application packet, we’ll get them started with their college applications and essays. Students will prepare an activity list, which can be turned into a résumé if they wish, for their application packet. In addition, they will organize all of their materials and information in an individualized reference binder. This program is designed for students who are motivated to work.

Want to learn more? Complete our inquiry form to receive additional information and notices when registration opens.

The following session dates will be available for registration, opening in March 2019. Students may register for one 4-day session from among those offered. Additional sessions will be offered in the fall, scheduled during weekends and evenings, if summer daytime sessions are not convenient.

Date Days Time
July 31–August 3 Wednesday-Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
July 31–August 3 Wednesday-Saturday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
August 5-8 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
August 5-8 Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
August 12-15 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
August 12-15 Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
August 19-22 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
August 19-22 Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
August 26-29 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
August 26-29 Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Sr. Manager
Lifelong Learning & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138