Students and Parents

Plan your future. Prepare for college and career. Let ACT help you achieve success.

Plan for Life After High School

Select your class below and put yourself in the best position to maximize your
ACT® score, get accepted into college, and win more scholarships!

High School Seniors

Lots of helpful information on making decisions about when to apply for college.

High School Juniors

Now is the time to start weighing your options for life after high school.

High School Sophomores

Now is a great time to try new things and start establishing your college and career goals.

The ACT Test

Registration Deadline
Photo Due
Test Day
Scores First Available
Registration Deadline
Photo Due
Test Day
Scores First Available

Prep for the ACT Test

ACT Rapid Review

Live, online instruction and on-demand videos.

ACT Prep Guide

Official test prep book from the makers of the ACT test.

ACT Online Prep

Online prep for the ACT-anytime, anywhere.

ACT Prep Pack

Bundles the ACT Test Prep Guide with ACT Online Prep.

ACT Academy

Raise your child to the next level with free, personalized resources that are unique to their learning gaps.

How Educators Use ACT Academy

How Students Use ACT Academy

Popular Student Resources

Senior Year eBook

How to avoid the senior slide.

Junior Year eBook

Five questions to ask while college planning.

Sophomore Year eBook

Prepare for the future during your sophomore year.

Freshman Year eBook

Starting your high school journey.

3 Stages of Taking a College Entrance Exam:

Become prepared and confident for the ACT test.

Your ACT Score Report

Understand and use your scores to plan your future.

Financial Aid

How to pay for college.

College and Career Planning eBook

Preparing for what's next.

¡Dos recursos de ACT para estudiantes, libros electrónicos de preparación para la universidad y la carrera para juniors y seniors de escuela secundaria, ahora disponibles en español!

El Libro Electronico Para Juniors


  • ¿Cómo crear una lista de universidades?
  • ¿Qué clases preparan mejor a un estudiante para la universidad?
  • ¿Qué esperar en el último año?

Descarga Aquí el eBook para Juniors (PDF)

Mientras que el eBook Para Seniors


  • Ayuda financiera y la FAFSA
  • Fechas límites para la Aplicación
  • Cómo seleccionar la universidad que sera mejor para ti

Descarga Aquí el eBook para Seniors (PDF)

Ask an ACT Parent

We've gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and posed them to parent experts at ACT. 

"My child achieved a high score on the ACT. Should they retest?"

"Where can I find scholarships for my child?"

"How can I help my child search for and select a college?"

Struggling With Math Or Reading?

ACT Recommends provides resources to help improve understanding and mastery in these subjects. You'll even get personalized recommendations!

Receive the latest news about the ACT, including registration reminders and other helpful information to prepare for college and career success.

Other Recommended Solutions

Most people know us for the ACT® test, but that's just one aspect of ACT. Take advantage of the other tools and resources that help you achieve your education and career goals.

ACT Engage

Measure your determination and other important skills.

ACT WorkKeys

Ensure that you're career ready and boost your employability with ACT® WorkKeys®.

Make the best decisions about your future

Learn more about yourself and the college majors and career paths you want to explore.

Explore College Majors

Find majors that fit you.

Explore Career Options

Find jobs that match your interests.

Financial Aid and Planning

Figure out the cost of college and how you'll pay for it.

For International Students

English Learning Programs (ELP)

Using English effectively

The English Language Programs (ELP) are for learners from a non-English speaking background who wish to learn how to use English effectively in both general and academic contexts.

Global Assessment Certificate Program (GAC)

Internationally recognized

The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is an internationally recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language.

Share Your Road

Because Everyone Has a Story

Everyone has a story about how they got to where they are today – and every story holds lessons.

Visit the Share Your Road community to read the personal journeys of students who've taken the ACT and are headed to college. Hear advice from professionals who overcame odds to attend college and go on to have successful careers. 

Social Media Resources

Stay connected to ACT through a variety of social media channels.

ACT Voice

Make Your Voice Heard

Join ACT Voice®, a free research panel. Participate in future market research studies. Share your opinions about ACT products and services or about your industry. Some studies offer compensation for participation.