What is the ACT?

The ACT is an entrance exam used by universities and colleges in the admission decision process. Many factors go into the college admissions process, and the importance of the ACT scores varies from school to school. The test contains four sections, 235 questions, plus an optional essay. Each section of the ACT is scored out of 36 points. The overall score is an average of all four sections, and the optional essay is not included in the composite score. The standard allowed test time is three hours and 35 minutes.

When should I take the ACT?

The ACT is commonly taken during junior year of school, typically in the spring, but some students start as early as October. We recommend starting to prepare for the ACT 4-6 months before the first test.

Private Prep’s Approach to the ACT

A crucial first step in alleviating the pressure of the standardized test prep process is to make sure the test is the right fit.

We’ve devoted thousands of hours to analyzing recent trends in the ACT and have developed a comprehensive curriculum to help students master this particular test. In addition, we’ve pioneered a thorough diagnostic process to help students determine if the ACT is indeed the right fit for them

We also use modern techniques as an aspect of our test prep curriculum, including mindfulness, motivation, and stress-management to stay calm under pressure. Our test prep experts provide a clear, customized process to help students focus on their work in manageable loads—with confidence.

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