Workforce Spotlight

March2Success: The U.S. Army’s Free, No Obligation College Prep Course

June 20, 2018

There’s no doubt that students who graduate are more likely to be successful in life.  Yet, there aren’t a lot of free programs out there to help students prepare for a strong future —many test prep courses and materials cost a substantial amount of money.  That’s why the U.S. Army wants to extend their commitment to educational programs and benefits as a public service to allow for greater accessibility to a much larger population.  The U.S. Army wants to help create productive members of society by helping students in secondary school and beyond to achieve their careers in this country—and with no obligation to enlist in the Army. 

March2Success (M2S) is a free, no obligation, interactive, online, self-paced academic program designed to improve student performance on standardized tests and college admissions tests (SAT, ACT), while enhancing student math, science, English and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills.

March2Success is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so students or educators can log on at times that are convenient for them. In 2017, March2Success reached over one million registrants, and there have been more than 100,000 users who have registered to use the program.

M2S Content
The March2Success interactive online test preparation system features curriculum designed by Peterson’s, a leading provider of solutions for the education community for more than 40 years, and the College Options Foundation. It provides cutting-edge assessment software and world-class education content in an easy-to-use, self-paced format designed to accelerate the student learning curve. March2Success was designed based on input from educators across the country whose ideas and feedback have been integral in making the program what it is.

The Course
The program supports student goals by creating a customized learning path unique to each student.  March2Success consists of up to 30 hours of instruction in more than 50 self-paced online lessons covering science, technology, engineering, math, language arts and test-taking skills. 


The website offers a variety of study materials such as flashcards, lessons, practice tests, and interactive video games to make the program user friendly for many learning styles. Students will have the ability to select part or all these sections:

  • High school math and verbal skills – High school flashcard decks (15 vocabulary & grammar, 10 math)
  • High school science hub (earth science, biology chemistry, physics)
  • High school preparation (study skills, language arts, math, science)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • College Readiness Online Course (advanced level courses)—college readiness flashcard decks (15 vocabulary & grammar, 10 math)
  • College planning tips – admissions, financial aid, college success information
  • Student Planning Guide
  • ACT program (7 timed practice tests)
  • SAT program (7 timed practice tests)
  • SAT/ACT flashcard decks (20 vocabulary & grammar, 5 math)
  • Zero hour threat (video game to raise SAT/ACT scores)

New Sections on Medical Dental and Nursing Tests
The program now has free full-length practice tests for the Medical College Admissions Test, the Dental Admissions Test, several different nursing tests, and a full prep course for the ACT and SAT to compliment the free ACT and SAT full-length practice tests it has provided for several years.

And For Educators, Parents, or Mentors
Parents, mentors and educators can also use March2Success to monitor students’ progress toward their goals, view frequency of site use and content access, and have the option to manage individuals or groups. This means parents of more than one student user can monitor each of their students’ access and progress.  Teachers can group students by the classes they teach, grade levels, and student needs.

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To learn more about the free program, visit