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Are you ready for college?
The freshman year is the most academically challenging year for most college students, because the academic expectations at college is much higher than at the average high school. Colleges use a readiness assessment to gauge how well you’ve mastered certain subject areas during high school and how well you might do in those subjects during your first year of college.
The ACT test is one test that measures your mastery and is a very important part of the admissions process and can open to the door to more educational and financial opportunities. This guide will show you how to prepare for and what to do before, during and after the test.
BEFORE THE TEST
You should or may have already asked the following questions.
You might not have asked:
Based on extensive research, ACT has determined that if you score at or above an 18 for English, 22 for reading, 22 for mathematics, and 23 for science, you are ready for college.
Take the most challenging classes, and you will be more prepared for the test and for college courses. Take AP classes. The ACT will test you over how proficient you are in the core academic areas of English, reading, math, and science. This is how the ACT has always worked.
Things to do months before the test
The Night Before
DURING THE TEST
Bring the following to your test center.
Hillview Prep test tips:
AFTER THE TEST
You got your scores. Now what?
Should you retest? Here are some things to consider:
Data shows that the average ACT Composite Score increment is dependent on the amount of preparation.
Will increasing your score, even by a point, have an impact? Of course! It could increase your financial opportunities, admission possibilities, and scholarship chances. Give your best shot. It is very competitive out there.
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