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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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.
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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 Date||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline Late Fee Applies||Standby Deadline Photo Upload Deadline|
|September 10, 2022||August 5||August 19||September 2|
|October 22, 2022||September 16||September 30||October 14|
|December 10, 2022||November 4||November 15||December 2|
|February 11, 2023||January 6||January 20||February 3|
|April 15, 2023||March 10||March 24||April 7|
|June 10, 2023||May 5||May 19||June 2|
|July 15, 2023*||June 16||June 23||July 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.
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.
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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