ACT Prep

Did you know...

  • All colleges across the United States will accept an ACT score in lieu of an SAT score
  • The 4 scores on the ACT are averaged – a strength in one area can compensate for a weakness in another
  • Only 25% of your ACT composite comes from your Math score
  • Many colleges will now “superscore” ACT subscores from several sittings
  • Most colleges do NOT require the optional ACT essay



ACT Course Length

Five classes (8.5 hours total) The first two classes are two hours each to cover 2 sections of the ACT at each class. The remaining 3 sessions are 1.5 hours each.

Class Format

At Test Preps, our philosophy is that small group instruction is the right way to prepare for the ACT.  Each class begins with a mini-lesson that teaches strategies that are specific to the four sections of the ACT. This includes guided practice and pacing drills to increase speed, which is a key element to success on the ACT. All students will individually conference with the instructor to set goals and then check their progress.


The Official ACT Prep Guide (Wiley) is included in the cost of the course. We will also provide a curriculum folder with ACT preparation materials.


Approximately  45 minutes of daily homework is assigned at each class. Success in our ACT course depends on the work a student puts in at home internalizing the strategies we teach and then conscientiously completing practice tests under timed conditions and correcting homework.


Attendance is mandatory because each lesson builds upon the previous class. Missed classes must be made up before the following class at an additional cost of $125 for a 1.5-hour session.


The cost of our ACT course is $500.  A $25 discount is available if a student signs up with a friend!

Keep in mind that missed classes must be made up before the next class with an additional fee of $125 for a 1.5-hour private session.


Want to try the ACT to compare test results with your PSAT/SAT scores? Consider our ACT Preview session, which covers the format of the ACT and important pacing strategies and guided practice with the tutor.

2023-2024 ACT Test Dates

2023: July 15* •  Sept. 9 • Oct. 28 • Dec. 9
2024:  Feb. 10 • April 13 • June 8 • July 13*

*Not offered in New York state. Visit for more information.

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