Prepping for the ACT

American College Testing Program - ACT

Many colleges use the American College Testing Program (ACT) for admission, placement, and scholarships. If the college of your choice requires this test, you should plan to take the ACT battery of tests. This test is most often taken during the spring of the junior year, but can be taken at the beginning of the senior year. You should consult the counseling office or check out the ACT website for test centers and dates and registration.


Prep Sessions

During the 2015 fall semester, ACT Prep tutoring sessions will be provided at no cost to high school juniors and seniors from Black Hawk County who are preparing to take the ACT exam. All ACT Prep tutoring sessions will be held at the UNI-CUE, 800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo.

Four ACT Prep Sections will run during the 16 week period; August 24 through December 10. Two sessions will be offered each evening (from 4:00-5:20 and 5:30-6:50 p.m.) focusing on a specific subject: Math, Reading, English/Writing, and Science.

Each ACT Prep session will consist of 50 minutes of tutoring on the specific subject plus 30 minutes of test taking strategies. Students may repeat courses as often as they feel is necessary in order to raise their ACT/SAT scores.

For more information about the ACT Prep Program, call 319-433-1220.

2015 Prep Session Schedule

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Math Aug 24-27 Sept 21-24 Oct 19-22 Nov 16-19
Reading Aug 31-Sept 3 Sept 28-Oct 1 Oct 26-29 Nov 23-25
English/Writing Sept 8-10 Oct 5-8 Nov 2-5 Nov 30-Dec 3
Science Sept 14-17 Oct 13-15 Nov 9-12 Dec 7-10

Testing Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016

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