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!

Plan for Success After High School
 

Class of 2019

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

Class of 2020

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

Class of 2021

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

The ACT Test

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

Prep for the ACT Test

OPTION 1

Test prep book from the makers of the ACT test.

OPTION 2

Online prep for the ACT-anytime, anywhere.

OPTION 3

Bundles OPTION 1+ OPTION 2

OPTION 4

ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live + OPTION 2

Popular Student Resources

Testing With Accommodations:

Quick visual reference for the steps to request accommodations.

College & Career Readiness Champions:

Recognizing exemplary efforts.

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.

Junior Year Edition:

5 questions to ask while college & career planning.

Financial Aid:

How to pay for college.

Avoiding the
"Senior Slide":

How to finish high school strong.

Get Recruited by More Colleges:

How to broaden your college search.

¡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.