ACT Resources for Students and Their Families

ACT Student Web Account

Students can set up an ACT Student Web Account to register for the ACT. This account also allows them to make changes to their test option, test date, or test center, add, change, or delete college choices, receive email updates from ACT about their registration, view their scores, and request additional score reports.

www.actstudent.org

ACT Student for iPhone and iPod Touch

ACT Student will help students anticipate and manage the ACT test experience. Using the “practice” feature, they can answer practice questions and gain feedback. Log in for limited, read-only access to their own registration and score information and find straightforward answers to typical questions about events leading up to the test and the test day itself.

www.act.org/mobileapps/actstudent/

ACT College Search for iPhone and iPod Touch

ACT College Search helps focus and narrow prospects for postsecondary education. Searching by names and/or selecting preferences, students can narrow the number of institutions to investigate more thoroughly. Students can view the profile, visit the webpage, and save their favorite two- and four-year postsecondary institutions in the United States.

www.act.org/mobileapps/collegesearch/

Preparing for the ACT

Students can download the free booklet which includes descriptions of the skills measured by the ACT, test-taking strategies, general information about test day, and complete practice test, including a writing prompt. A sample answer document, scoring key, and scoring instructions are also included.

www.act.org/aap/pdf/preparing.pdf

http://media.act.org/documents/preparing_es.pdf (Spanish version)

ACT Question of the Day

Visit www.actstudent.org where a new ACT test practice question is posted each day-FREE!

www.actstudent.org/qotd/

ACT Blog

High school students can read about real-life college and career planning experiences on the ACT Student Blog. The writers are actual high school students who share their stories and advice.

www.actblog.org

ACT Online Prep

ACT Online Prep offers practice test with real ACT test questions, a diagnostic test and personalized Study path, and comprehensive content review for each of the ACT four multiple-choice test-English, mathematics, reading, and science. Also includes practice essays with real-time scoring for the optional Writing Test. $19.95

www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/index.html

Family Resources

ACT has created the following FREE resources for families available at http://www.act.org/education/family.html

Family First-Student Version

By starting now to think about and plan for college, students can make their own future happen. This booklet is a good place to start. It includes advice on why students should go to college, what it takes to get there, who can help, how to choose a college and succeed once there, and where the money will come from.

Family First-Parent Version

College may provide opportunities and experiences to students that parents didn’t have. How do parents advise them? This brochure can help. It will tell parents why their child should go to college, what they can do to support him or her, and where the money will come from.

Get Set for College-A Guide for Students

This guide can help students make some important decisions about their future education. Included are: six steps to simplify college planning, ACT test preparation information, suggested activities and planning resources, college selection strategies, and financial aid facts.

Get Set for College-A Guide for Parents

Sending a child to college is a big step. Parents and their children need to research colleges, discuss the information, and work together to decide which college is the right choice. This brochure is meant to help parents and students prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead and make planning for college a little easier.

Get Set for High School-A Guide for Parents

Students may already have an idea of what to do after high school, like going to a two- or four-year college or entering the workforce. Whatever future they choose, the decisions that students and their parents make now and during high school can be very important.

ACT Parent Newsletter

A monthly newsletter to help parents guide students from middle school and high school toward college and careers. Subscribe for FREE!

www.act.org/path/parent/news/

The Real ACT Prep Guide

The official prep book from the makers of the ACT. Included are: five tests with optional Writing Test, explanations for all right and wrong answer choices, and valuable test-taking strategies. $30.95 or $34.95 with CD

www.actstudent.org/testprep/book.html 

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