It's an online, interactive way to hone your test-taking skills and to solidify your knowledge about English and Math. The program contains hours of interactive lessons, practice tests and drills. The web site also includes links that students can use to find out more about college admissions or the Army. The program uses the same coursework available to commercial customers of Peterson's.
How do I enroll?
To create a free account, click the registration button and complete the requested information.
Who can enroll?
Anyone, as long as they are at least 13. (Read our Privacy and Security Policy)
How much does the course cost?
Nothing; the US Army provides the course as a public service.
How is my information protected?
Your information is protected in several ways. First, you must create a username and password that you must use every time you login to the site. If you login and don't use the site for 20 minutes, your session on the site automatically ends and you have to log back in. March 2 Success uses software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information (sometimes called hacking or hijacking) on this site are strictly prohibited. They may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. In addition, your information is encrypted (see below).
Who developed the curriculum?
Peterson's, a leading provider of test preparation and admissions services that include the admissions tests for colleges, graduate programs and law, business, and medical schools.
If I use this site, what are my obligations to the Army?
There is no obligation.
What is encryption?
If you ever created a secret code to write notes to your friends, then you already know about data encryption. When you translated your note into the secret code, you encrypted your note. When your friend received the note, your friend decrypted it. Encryption is simply the translation of data into a secret code that can only be read by someone who has permission - in our example, that's you and your friend. Data encryption on the Internet is a much more complicated process, of course, but the concept is basically the same. In most browsers, you can check your current encryption capabilities by selecting Help from the menu then clicking "About.".
What is the Privacy Act?
It's a federal law that requires Web sites to tell users what information they are collecting from them, why it's being collected, and how it will be used.
What is COPPA?
COPPA stands for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Basically, this federal law says that Internet sites can't collect information from children under 13 that could be used to identify them - such as names, addresses, and where they go to school unless their parent or guardian says it's OK (that's called parental consent) and parental consent can be verified.
What is data security?
The subject of data security is huge. Basically, it is the techniques used to ensure that data can't be compromised or read without authorization. At the March 2 Success site, our security measures primarily consist of encryption techniques and the use of passwords.
What does March 2 Success do with the information you asked me for?
Your registration information is used in several ways. First, your first and last name, birth date and email address are required to establish your enrollment record, which will be used to record your progress. You can review your progress every time you log in.
Will I be contacted by a recruiter?
No. March 2 Success does not provide any personal information to recruiters, unless you indicate you are already enrolled in the Army's Future Soldier Program.
I'm thinking about joining the Army. How can I find out more?
Click on the goarmy.com symbol or link on any March 2 Success page.
I can't remember my username or password. What should I do?
If you forget your username and/or password, click on the "Forgot my username and/or password" link from either the help or login page.
My family is moving, and I need to change my address. How do I change the information I gave you when I registered?
Click "My Account". Your registration data will be displayed. Correct anything you need to. The only things you can't change are your name, username and birth date.
I tried to use the site, but I was denied access. Why?
There are four reasons you may have been denied access to the instructional material.
You are under the age of 13
You did not agree with our Privacy Act Policy statement.
You might have been denied access if your account on March 2 Success has expired
You need a password and user name. If you don't have them, all you need to do is register for a free account on the site. If you do, maybe you typed them wrong. Remember that passwords require that you supply the exact combination of upper-case and lower-case letters.
How do I utilize the SAT and ACT practice tests?
March 2 Success provides 7 practice tests each for the SAT and ACT. You can take these as a full test or in each section. The tests are timed just like the real ones, and include a section explaining each test.
Why can't I hear sounds in the course material?
You can use the site successfully without audio. The only parts of the site that use audio are the Demonstrations and the SAT/ACT Flashcards course. Make sure that your audio player isn't muted or that the volume isn't too low. If you're using headphones, make sure they're plugged correctly. If you still don't hear anything, you may have a hardware problem.
Can I retake a lesson?
You can re-read lessons provided in the High School Preparation and Standardized Test Preparation courses. Once you have read a lesson, it will be either in the "In Progress" or "Read" section, depending on whether or not you clicked the link at the end of the lesson. You can not retake the lesson tests.
Can I retake a test?
The Peterson's SAT and ACT courses provide 7 practice tests each. This allows you to take a new test rather than retaking the same test. The other courses do not allow you to retake tests, although each course provides multiple practice tests.
How long can I be enrolled in the course?
Your initial enrollment is for 90 days. Seven (7) days before your enrollment ends, we will send you an email asking if you would like an extension. You can request an extension at 'My Profile' section of this web site. If you don't request an extension, your account will be closed at the end of the 90 days. Your personal information and the reports on your progress will be removed from the system. You can always re-register, but your previous course data will be gone and you won't be able to get it back.
Why does the system log me off and give me a screen that tells me I have been away for a while and I have been logged out for security reasons?
The site is set to automatically log you off if you have not worked on the site for 20 minutes. If this happens, you must return to the March 2 Success home page and login again.
I sent a request for assistance but I did not receive a reply. Why?
March 2 Success will respond by the next scheduled workday to a request for assistance. If you did not receive a reply, it probably means that your email address was not recognized when March 2 Success replied and the reply was returned to March 2 Success as a rejected message. Since email is March 2 Success' only means of corresponding with you, it is extremely important that your email address be correct. If you still have a request, please send March 2 Success another email.
Can you have a pop-up blocker installed?
No. If you do, it must be disabled, or www.march2success.com must be added to the "allowed" list in order for the instructional portion of the site to work. To check and see if you have pop-up blockers installed and to disable it, try the following: First, if you have a search engine (Google or Yahoo for example) installed in your browser there will be a search engine toolbar, click on the name of the search engine. A box should open that shows the options available. If it has a pop-up blocker option and it is checked remove the check. Second, if you have installed a separate pop-up blocker program. An icon will appear in the tray at the bottom of the screen. Scroll over the icons and see if one is a pop-up blocker. If there is one, then you need to right click and select the option to disable the blocker.
How do I find out how many hours I have spent on March 2 Success?
March 2 Success is not able to track the number of hours you spend working on the courses. We can tell how many times you have logged in, and how many times you have accessed each course.
How do I get my certificate of completion for March 2 Success?
March 2 Success does not provide a certificate of completion.
How do I add a monitor to my account?
You need to get the information from the person (parent, educator or recruiter) who will be your monitor. If you have not yet registered, they can provide a URL which will automatically set them as your monitor when you register. If you have already registered, they need to provide you with 2 keys for you to enter (monitorID and last name). You click the "Add a monitor..." link on your courses page to get to the screen to enter this information.