ACT College and Career Planning

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Getting Accepted to College
6 things to do next.

5 Things You Should Know About the Common App
Tips for using the Common App 

Dual Enrollment FAQs
Most frequently asked questions about Dual Enrollment.

Calculating Your ACT Superscore
Includes a free superscore calculator!

Estimating the Cost of College
A free college cost comparison tool.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Package
Focus on these five factors.

ACT v. SAT 8 Reasons to Choose the ACT Test

There are more than a few reasons that choosing the ACT test over the SAT could benefit you.

Tips for Taking the ACT
Test-day tips and strategies for taking the ACT test.

College Courses Decoded
Know what you're getting into.

Best Campus Study Spots
Where you can be most productive.

Networking in College
Making connections for a lifetime of success.

Financial Aid Checklist
Tips to consider when saving for school.

Job Shadowing
A get a glimpse into a profession you’re interested in pursuing.  

Develop Solid Study Habits
Learning good study habits for success after high school.

Volunteer Opportunities
Grow personally and professionally through volunteering.



Avoid the Summer Slump
Making the most of your summer break.  

Prepare for College Fairs
A great time for one-on-one visits with admissions representatives.

ACT English Test Tips
Valuable information to help you do your best.

ACT Math Test Tips
Valuable information to help you do your best.


ACT Science Test Tips
Valuable information to help you do your best.

ACT Writing Test Tips
Valuable information to help you do your best.

ACT Reading Test Tips
Valuable information to help you do your best.

Crafting a Stellar College Application Essay
Communicate your uniqueness to admissions officials.


Building Your College Knowledge
Preparing for college by educating yourself on the process.

College Application Deadlines
Weighing the pros and cons of application deadlines.

College Considerations
Things to think about before choosing a college.

Your College Application
Crafting a resume that stands out from the crowd.


Create a College List
Sorting through all the options.

Your Support Network
Getting help from the right people.

Plan with Your School Counselor
Get a roadmap for your future.

Expand Your Social Skills
Becoming a well-rounded person.


Apply for Financial Aid
Five important steps you can follow.

Stay Ahead in High School
7 steps for building study habits and skills.

Financial Aid FAQs
How you CAN afford college.

Letters of Recommendation
Putting your best foot forward.


College Applications
How many should you complete?

Taking the ACT Your Junior Year
Advantages to testing during your junior year.

Classes to Take in High School
Stepping stones for college and career preparation.

Make Extracurriculars Count
It could have an impact on your ACT score.


Finding Your Path in Life
Valuable tips to help you discover your interests.

The Case for College
The financial benefits of attending college.

Paying for College: Federal Aid Programs
Take advantage of federal aid to attend college.

Go on a Virtual Campus Visit
Take advantage of the web to research potential schools.

Make the Most of Winter Break
Take advantage of your time away from school.

Get Your Name in the Game
Why you should opt-in to EOS.

Reasons to Retest
Should I take the ACT again?

Exploring College Alternatives
Consider all of your options.

How to Avoid Senioritis
Finishing senior year strong.

Practice Good Learning Habits
Routines to help you succeed.

6 Steps to Test Success
Achieving the score you want.

How to Master a Campus Tour
Before, during, and after.

Applying for College
Start planning now.

How to Choose a Major
10 tips to focus your college goals.

Ways to Close the Gap on College Costs
Several options to make college more affordable.

Superscore FAQs
Questions about superscoring? Get the answers you need!

How to Set SMART Goals

SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.

Test Optional or Limiting Your Options?

Important aspects of test-optional policies and what they could mean for your college planning.