ACT Prep

A great ACT score can transform a good college application into an outstanding one. Our proven curriculum, strategies, and study methods help students gain the knowledge and confidence they need to excel on the day of the test.

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Average Point Increase after 3 months of prep

What is the ACT? How important is it?

In recent years, the ACT has become the most widely administered college entrance exam in the U.S. When making admissions decisions, colleges and universities consider applicants’ ACT scores in addition to a number of other factors, including GPA, extracurricular activities, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and interviews. 

Read an article from MIT’s Dean of Admissions why prestigious schools like MIT want to see ACT scores.


What's on the ACT?


The test consists of four multiple-choice tests covering the subjects of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, and an optional Writing section. Students are given 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete the entire ACT, including the Writing section. 

Should you take the ACT?

While the ACT is meant to measure what you learn in high school, the test itself can trip up even the best students. You’ll need exceptional focus, excellent time-management skills, and a familiarity with the exam’s structure to really master it. 

IVY’D College Prep’s ACT prep programs are designed to give you all of the above. Our carefully-crafted curriculum and expert teachers will give you the confidence you need to reach your goal ACT score.

Choosing between the SAT or ACT? Take our quiz!

Unsure which test is best for you?
Find out which one is more advantageous for your personal study style and test taking skills with IVY’D College Prep’s simple, online quiz. 

When is the ACT test?


The ACT is offered six times each year in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Students of all ages are eligible to take the ACT. Many students take the ACT in their junior year and often retake it in the fall of their senior year.

2022-2023 Test Dates (National)

Test DateRegular Registration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline Late Fee AppliesStandby Deadline Photo Upload Deadline
September 10, 2022August 5August 19September 2
October 22, 2022September 16September 30October 14
December 10, 2022November 4November 15December 2
February 11, 2023January 6January 20February 3
April 15, 2023March 10March 24April 7
June 10, 2023May 5May 19June 2
July 15, 2023*June 16June 23July 7

How to Prepare for the ACT

Many students find that their best score comes from a combination of self-study and guided study.
Prepare for the ACT with IVY’D College Prep, and get the guidance you need to self-study efficiently and improve your score.

Expert Instructors

We’re proud of our faculty, and at IVY'D College Prep, we only hire the best: experienced teachers who are experts in their fields and display the energy and enthusiasm necessary to engage students.

Proven Curriculum

IVY'D College Prep's lessons and material have been developed over the last 10 years with great care and attention to detail. We’re constantly adapting our curriculum to fit changing standardized tests.

More Than Test Prep

Instead of focusing on tips and tricks to simply “beat the ACT” we strive to instill a true passion for learning and teach fundamental academic skills to help students excel in college and beyond.

Schedule an ACT Diagnostic Test

We offer a variety of ACT prep classes and 1-to-1 tutoring to fit your timeline, budget, and goals.
Contact us to schedule a free practice test and consultation!

My tutor at IVY’D College Prep kept me engaged even though we were studying on Zoom. I couldn’t have reached my goal without the support of my IVY’D tutor.

Cecilia H. •  MIT, Class of 2023

Confidence and success starts with IVY'D College Prep!