MyACT Profile

MyACT Account and Completing Non-Test Information

MyACT has replaced Student Web Services as the new online registration system for the ACT® test. Examinees use MyACT to register and complete non-test information, view and send scores, order test prep, and more!

Creating an Account | Demographics | EOS | HS Resume | HS Courses/Grades | Interests | Abilities | Values

Creating an Account

Questions are presented to the examinee during the account registration process to help them link information from our previous registration system to MyACT. If an examinee has tested before and viewed scores online, going through this initial account migration process will assist in connecting score data from previous test events to MyACT.

Demographic Information and Educational Opportunity Service

Examinees have the option to provide information through common demographics like age, race, gender, language, and education level. ACT collects and reports this information in accordance with reporting guidelines issued by the US Department of Education. These guidelines do not collect ethnic background at a more detailed level. This information will be released to the colleges that receive your scores only if they request it. This section will also provide you with the option to opt-in to the Educational Opportunity Service (EOS).

*State and District testing: State and district contract testing (weekday/in-school testing) is funded by a state education agency, district, or educational organization. The organization funding the test will receive student data even if the student does not opt into the Educational Opportunity Service (EOS).  

Demographic Questions in MyACT

  • Male
  • Female
  • Another gender
  • I prefer not to respond
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black/African-American
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Prefer not to respond or none of these apply
  • English
  • Other
  • English and Other
  • I prefer not to respond
  • English
  • Other
  • English and Other
  • I prefer not to respond

... services in high school?

  • Senior
  • Junior
  • Sophomore
  • Freshman
  • Other/Not applicable
  • I prefer not to respond
  • Less than high school
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Business/technical school or certificate program
  • Some college, but no degree or certificate
  • Associate's degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor's degree (4 years)
  • One or two years of graduate study (MA, MBA, etc.)
  • Doctorate or professional degree (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)
  • Less than high school
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Business/technical school or certificate program
  • Some college, but no degree or certificate
  • Associate's degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor's degree (4 years)
  • One or two years of graduate study (MA, MBA, etc.)
  • Doctorate or professional degree (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

Educational Opportunity Service (EOS)

This language is provided as it is presented to the examinee in MyACT:

Educational Opportunity Service (EOS)

Be a part of this free, voluntary program to connect with colleges, scholarship agencies, and other educational opportunities looking for students like you! 

  • Yes, I would like to participate in EOS (most people select this)
  • No thanks

 EOS participation can help you discover:

  • College and career paths after high school
  • New options to help pay for college   
  • Your best-fit College opportunities all over the country

ACT research shows that EOS participation benefits students by giving them greater access to information about colleges and programs of study, expanding their possibilities for future success.

Note: If your jurisdiction does not permit you to opt in to the EOS program, we may not share your information even if you respond ‘Yes” above.

Here’s how it works:

If you respond ‘Yes’, we provide information about you to colleges, universities, financial aid agencies, scholarship agencies, education and military government agencies, and organizations that offer educational, civic engagement, extracurricular, and career opportunities, products, and services. There is no cost to you, as these organizations typically pay for this service, and you can opt out at any time by visiting http://www.actstudent.org/college/eos.html

The following information about you will be shared by ACT and NRCCUA: your name, address, gender, high school, email address, date of birth, year of high school graduation, racial/ethnicity background, intended college major, and career interests. In addition, any information you choose to provide in the My Profile Section and a range your ACT scores fall within may be shared. Participating organizations have all agreed to use your information only for the purpose of sharing information about their programs.

Your ACT High School Resume

High School Course/Grade Information

If examinees opted into EOS, this info helps colleges discover them.

If an examinee chooses to respond to any of these questions, some responses will then have required components to answer.

Examinees may select if they have taken or are taking a course (and will be asked to provide the grade received or expected in that class), have not taken a course, or are planning to take a course. ACT will calculate a grade point average (GPA) on an unweighted 4.0 scale based on your grade responses. Accuracy is important; the information given may be verified by college personnel. Examinees may wish to refer to their previous high school grade reports or a copy of their current high school transcript to help complete this section. Each subject area also asks the number of years of study expected by graduation. Examinees may also indicate if they participate in AP, accelerated, or honors courses in a subject area.

Note: This information is important in helping colleges identify students with adequate high school preparation in various academic areas.

Subject  
English
  • English for 9th grade credit
  • English for 10th grade credit
  • English for 11th grade credit
  • English for 12th grade credit
  • Other English course not reported above
  • English years of study by graduation (0 through 4+)
Mathematics
  • Algebra 1 (not Pre-Algebra) even if taken before grade 9
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry (Plane or Coordinate) – even if taken before grade 9
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus (not pre-Calculus)
  • Other math beyond Algebra 2
  • Computer Math / Computer Science
  • Math years of study by graduation (0 through 4+)
Natural Sciences
  • Physical, Earth, General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Natural Sciences years of study by graduation (0 through 4+)
Social Studies
  • US History, American History
  • Government Civics, Citizenship
  • Psychology
  • World History, World Civilization
  • Economics (Consumer Economics)
  • Other History
  • Geography
  • Social Studies years of study by graduation (0 through 4+)
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Other Language (not English or computer languages)
Arts
  • Art (painting, etc.)
  • Music (vocal or instrumental)
  • Drama/Theater (if taken as a for-credit course)
  • Public high school
  • Catholic high school
  • Private, independent school
  • Military school
  • Other (e.g., GED)
  • Less than 3 years of homeschooling in high school
  • Private, denominational school
  • 3 or more years of homeschooling in high school

 

  • Fewer than 25
  • 25-99
  • 100-199
  • 200-399
  • 400-599
  • 600-899
  • 900 or more

 

  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th
  • 9th
  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th
  • High school graduate/GED
  • College student
  • Other

...courses you are taking (took)?

  • Business or commercial
  • Vocational-occupational
  • College preparatory
  • Other or general
  • Top quarter
  • 2nd quarter
  • 3rd quarter
  • 4th quarter
  • (A- to A) 3.5 and above
  • (B to B+) 3.0 – 3.4
  • (B- to B) 2.5 – 2.9
  • (C to B-) 2.0 – 2.4
  • (C- to C) 1.5 – 1.9
  • (D to C-) 1.0 – 1.4
  • (D- to D) 0.9 or lower

Your High School Courses & Grades

Mark your status for every high school course listed in the following pages even if you have not taken it. Mark them as:

  • Took or Taking = Have taken or am taking: I have completed or am now enrolled in this subject.
  • Will Take = Have not taken but will: I have not taken this subject, but plan to take it prior to graduation.
  • Won't Take = Have not taken and will not: I have not taken and do not plan to take this subject.

For courses you are currently taking, enter "No Grade."

For courses you have taken, enter your final grade, rounding to the closest letter grade. If you took the course multiple times, enter your most recent final grade.

GPA reported to colleges: We will calculate and report to colleges an unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale based on the grades you provide for courses in English, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Studies, The information you provide may be verified by colleges, so make sure it's accurate! You can update your information every time you test, or any time in this site.

Indicate the number of years you will have studied each of the listed subjects by the time you graduate from high school. Select "0" if you did not take any course in a subject. Also indicate whether you were enrolled in advanced placement, accelerated, or honors courses in any of the listed subjects.

With Won't Take entered for each course:

English for 9th grade credit

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take


English for 10th grade credit

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take

 

English for 11th grade credit

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take

 

English for 12th grade credit

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take

 

Other English course not reported above

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take

 

English years of study by graduation

  0     1/2    1    11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

 

 

With all grades entered for each grade:

Algebra 1 (not Pre-Algebra) even if taken before grade 9

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Algebra 2

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Geometry (Plane or Coordinate) even if taken before grade 9

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Trigonometry

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Calculus (not pre-Calculus) 

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Other math beyond Algebra 2

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Computer Math/Computer Science

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Math years of study by graduation

  0     1/2     1   11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 


With both ‘Will Take’ and ‘Took or Taking’ selected:

Physical Earth, General Sciences

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take

 

Biology

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take

 

Chemistry

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take

 

Physics

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take

 

Natural science years of study by graduation

  0     1/2     1   11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

Physical Earth, General Sciences

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Biology

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Chemistry

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Physics

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Natural science years of study by graduation

  0     1/2     1   11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

With 'Took or Taking' selected:

US History, American History

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

World History, World Civilization

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Other History (European, State, etc.)

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Government, Civics, Citizenship

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Economics (Consumer Economics)

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Geography

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Psychology

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Social Studies years of study by graduation

  0     1/2     1   11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 


With 'Will Take' selected:

Spanish

Took or Taking    Will Take    Won't Take 

Spanish years of study by graduation

  0     1/2    1    11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

 

French

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take 

French years of study by graduation

  0     1/2    1   11/2    2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

 

German

Took or Taking    Will Take     Won't Take 

German years of study by graduation

  0     1/2    1    11/2     2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 

 

Other Language (not English or computer languages)

Took or Taking    Will Take    Won't Take 

Other Languages years of study by graduation

  0     1/2    1   11/2    2    21/2 
 3   31/2   4+ 


With ‘Took or Taking’ selected:

Art (painting, etc.)

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade

 

Music (vocal or instrumental)

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade



Drama/Theater (if taken as a for-credit course)

Took or Taking    Will Take      Won't Take
    A     B    C     D    F    No Grade


  • Get help paying for college:

I expect to apply for financial aid to help pay college expenses.

  • Yes
  • No

I prefer to attend a college within a maximum yearly tuition (not including room and board) of:

  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $2,000
  • $3,000
  • $4,000
  • $5,000
  • $7,500
  • $10,000
  • No preference

Please estimate the approximate total combined income of your parents before taxes last year.

  • Less than $24,000
  • $24,000 - $36,000
  • $36,000 - $50,000
  • $50,000 - $60,000
  • $60,000 - $80,000
  • $80,000 - $100,000
  • $100,000 - $120,000
  • $120,000 - $150,000
  • More than $150,000

 

To plan financial aid for entering students, colleges need to know the financial background of their students:

I expect to work while attending college and would like help in finding employment.

  • Yes
  • No

About how many hours per week do you plan to work during your first year of college?

  • None
  • 1 – 10
  • 11 – 20
  • 21 – 30
  • 31 or more

Your possible career and major:

Identify the college major (program of study) you plan to enter. (Select your general area of study)

  • Undecided
  • Agriculture & Natural Resource Conservation
  • Architecture
  • Area, Ethnic, & Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Arts: Visual & Performing
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Community, Family & Personal Services
  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology & Drafting
  • English & Foreign Languages
  • Health Administration & Assisting
  • Health Sciences & Technologies
  • Philosophy, Religion, & Theology
  • Repair, Production, & Construction
  • Sciences: Biological & Physical
  • Social Sciences & Law

How sure are you about this choice major?

  • I am very sure
  • I am fairly sure
  • I am not sure

Identify the occupation (vocation) you plan to enter. (Choose a general occupation):

  • Undecided
  • Agriculture & Natural Resource Conservation
  • Architecture
  • Area, Ethnic, & Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Arts: Visual & Performing
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Community, Family & Personal Services
  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology & Drafting
  • English & Foreign Languages
  • Health Administration & Assisting
  • Health Sciences & Technologies
  • Philosophy, Religion, & Theology
  • Repair, Production, & Construction
  • Sciences: Biological & Physical
  • Social Sciences & Law

How sure are you about this occupation choice?

  • I am very sure
  • I am fairly sure
  • I am not sure

What is the highest level of education you expect to complete?

  • Business/Technical school or certificate program
  • Associate’s degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years)
  • One or two years of graduate study (MA, MBA, etc.)
  • Doctorate or professional degree (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)
  • Other

Your needs and interests at college:

In college, will need assistance with any of the following? Check all that apply.

  • Making educational and occupational plans
  • Expressing my ideas in writing
  • Improving reading speed and comprehension
  • Improving my study skills
  • Improving my mathematical skills

Check the following to indicate your interest in college enrichment or accelerated programs.

  • Independent study
  • First year honors courses
  • Study in another country

Which best describes your religious affiliation?

  • African Methodist Episcopal
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion
  • Anglican
  • Assemblies of God
  • Baha’i
  • Baptist
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Buddhist
  • Christian-Disciples of Christ
  • Christian Reformed Church of America
  • Church of Brethren
  • Churches of Christ
  • United Church of Christ
  • Christian Science (Church of Christ Scientist)
  • Church of God
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Nazarene
  • Episcopal
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu
  • Jainism
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Mennonite
  • Methodist
  • Muslim
  • Eastern Orthodox churches
  • Pentecostal 
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Reformed Church in America
  • Roman Catholic
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
  • Sikh
  • Society of Friends (Quaker)
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Other
  • No religious affiliation
  • Prefer not to respond

Find the right college:

Are you planning to enroll in college as a full-time or part-time student?

  • Full-time Student
  • Part-time Student

I prefer to attend a college that is:

  • Coeducational
  • All male
  • All female
  • No preference 

I prefer to attend the following type of college:

  • Public college or university (4-year)
  • Private college or university (4-year)
  • Public community or junior college (2-year)
  • Private junior college (2-year)
  • Career/technical school (2-year or less)
  • School of Nursing

The size of the student body of the college I prefer to attend is:

  • Under 1,000
  • 1,000 – 5,000
  • 5,000 – 10,000
  • 10,000 – 20,000
  • 20,000 + 

I currently live about this far from a college I expect to attend:

  • Less than 10 miles
  • 10 – 25 miles
  • 26 – 100 miles
  • More than 100 miles
  • I have no particular college in mind yet

In which state do you prefer to attend college? (Select your first preference and second preference)

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Armed Forces – Americas
  • Armed Forces – Europe/Africa/Canada
  • Armed Forces – Pacific
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Marshall Islands
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana           
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Marina Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Palau
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Where do you plan to live during your first year in college?

  • Residence hall
  • Off-campus room, apartment, or own home
  • Parent’s or relative’s home
  • Married student housing
  • Fraternity or sorority

Form 1 (most important) to 7 (least important), rank these factors by how important they are to you in selecting a college. Do not assign the same rank to more than one item. 

  • Type of institution (private/public/4-year/2-year)
  • Male/female composition of student body (e.g. all male, all female, coeducational)
  • Tuition, cost
  • Size of enrollment
  • Field of study (major, curriculum)
  • Location (state or region)
  • A factor other than those listed above

Intrumental music (Band, Orchestra)

  • High School
  • College

Racial or ethnic organizations

  • High School
  • College

Vocal music

  • High School
  • College

Varsity athletics

  • High School
  • College

Student government

  • High School
  • College

Political organizations

  • High School
  • College

Publications (Newspaper, Yearbooks, Library, Magazines)

  • High School
  • College

Radio-TV

  • High School
  • College

Debate

  • High School
  • College

Fraternity, sorority, or other social clubs

  • High School
  • College

Dramatics, theater

  • High School
  • College

School or community service organizations

  • High School
  • College

Religious organizations

  • High School
  • College

Reserve Officer Training Corps 

  • College
 

Inventories

Examinees are given the opportunity to optionally respond to three separate inventories related to their interests, abilities, and values. Those questions and the available response options related to the questions are available below.

Interest Inventory

The things examinees like to do now can give them clues to occupations they might like in the future. This Inventory can help them discover their interests and find occupations they may want to explore.

This Inventory consists of 72 questions. Examinees should not consider their ability to do the activity, only their interest in it. They are encouraged to answer like or dislike as often as possible.

The available selections are:

Dislike - I would dislike doing this activity
Indifferent - I don't care one way or the other
Like - I would like doing this activity

  1. Explore a science museum
  2. Play a musical instrument
  3. Help someone make an important decision
  4. Conduct a meeting
  5. Calculate the interest on a loan
  6. Build a picture frame
  7. Study biology
  8. Draw cartoons
  9. Teach people a new hobby
  10. Campaign for a political office
  11. Plan a monthly budget
  12. Pack things into boxes
  13. Learn about star formations
  14. Write short stories
  15. Entertain others by telling jokes or stories
  16. Hire a person for a job
  17. Sort, count, and store supplies
  18. Assemble a cabinet from written instructions
  19. Attend the lecture of a well-known scientiest
  20. Play in a band
  21. Help settle an argument between friends
  22. Discuss a misleading advertisement with a salesperson
  23. Figure shipping costs for catalog orders
  24. Design a bird feeder
  25. Learn how the brain works
  26. Prepare drawing to illustrate a magazine story
  27. Give a tour of an exhibit
  28. Develop new rules or policies
  29. Prepare a budget for a club or group
  30. Build furniture
  31. Read books or magazines about new scientific findings
  32. Write a movie script
  33. Help rescue someone in danger
  34. Interview workers about company complaints
  35. Find errors in a financial account
  36. Run a lawn mower
  37. Study chemistry
  38. Compose or arrange music
  39. Show children how to play a game or sport
  40. Present information before a group
  41. Take inventory in a store
  42. Trim hedges and shrubs
  43. Use a microscope or other lab equipment
  44. Sketch and draw pictures
  45. Find out how others believe a problem can be solved
  46. Conduct business by phone
  47. Keep expense account records
  48. Shelve books in a library
  49. Read about the origin of the earth, sun, and stars
  50. Read about the writing style of modern authors
  51. Help people during emergencies
  52. Work in a political campaign
  53. Operate office machines
  54. Repair damage to a tree after a storm
  55. Study plant diseases
  56. Select music to play for a local radio station
  57. Take part in a small group discussion
  58. Plan work for other people
  59. Set up a bookkeeping system
  60. Fix a toy
  61. Measure chemicals in a test tube
  62. Design a poster for an event
  63. Work on a community improvement project
  64. Explain legal rights to people
  65. Make charts or graphs
  66. Engrave lettering or designs on a trophy or plaque
  67. Read about a new surgical procedure
  68. Write reviews of Broadway plays
  69. Give directions to visitors
  70. Manage a small business
  71. Count and sort money
  72. Watch for forest fires

Abilities Inventory

This Inventory can help examinees see how their abilities relate to occupations. The ratings on 18 abilities will be used to suggest occupations they may want to explore. These suggestions will only be as good as the ratings provided. Examinees are asked to consider their level of ability, not how much they would like doing it and then are asked to estimate their ability level compared to their peers. Examinees are reminded to reconsider their choices if they rate themselves "average" on everything. Few people are that average.

The available selections are:

High - Upper 10%
Above Average - Upper 25%
Average - Middle 50%
Below Average - Lower 25%
Low - Lower 10%

Using words to describe people, places, events, ideas, or feelings.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Write interesting messages or emails
  • Tell stories or speak to a class or group
  • Prepare reports, essays, or articles

Also consider how you did in courses like Language Arts, Journalism, and Speech.

Expressing yourself through the visual arts.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Sketch, draw, paint, or sculpt
  • Design posters
  • Create cartoons

Also consider how you did in courses like Art.

Understanding scientific methods and findings; using this knowledge to analyze and solve problems.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Understand scientific information in films, TV programs, and websites
  • Use a microscope to study plant cells
  • Gather facts to answer scientific questions

Also consider how you did in courses like Biology, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics.

Using your hands and fingers to do precise tasks.

Consider your ability to:

  • Handle scissors, a screwdriver, or other small tools
  • Wrap a package for mailing
  • Put things together such as picture frames or furniture

Finding information quickly and entering it into tables, lists, computer files, etc.; checking your work for accuracy.

Consider your ability to:

  • Complete forms quickly and accurately
  • Use a keyboard to enter information into a computer
  • Catch spelling errors

Leading people to work toward common goals; staying on schedule and within a project’s budget.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Motivate others to meet goals
  • Organize and direct the work of others
  • Estimate costs of a project

Advising or helping others solve personal problems; caring for or teaching others.

Consider your ability to

  • Help someone make a difficult decision
  • Care for someone who is ill or has been injured
  • Teach others a new skill or subject

Finding ways to design, express, or do something better; using information or ideas in new ways.

Consider your ability to:

  • Solve everyday problems in new ways
  • Use things in ways others have not thought of
  • See or explain events in new ways  

Understanding how common mechanical and electrical things work, and being able to install, adjust, or repair these things.

Consider your ability to:

  • Use tools to adjust or fix things
  • Install a home theatre speaker system
  • Replace a deadbolt lock or light switch

Also consider how you did in courses like Auto Maintenance and Home Improvement.

Doing tasks or arranging things in a logical, systematic way.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Keep to a schedule
  • Put things (tools, clothing, etc.) away so they are easy to find when needed
  • Systematically check things to find the cause of a problem

Getting others to agree with you or to do something you suggest.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Sell a product or service
  • Persuade friends to do something your way
  • Bargain to get a better deal

Also consider how you did in school activities like Debate.

Recognizing the thoughts and feelings of others.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Listen carefully to what others say
  • Respect the opinions of others
  • Notice how “body language” communicates feelings

Expressing yourself through music, drama, or dance.

 

Consider your ability to:

  • Play a musical instrument, sing, or compose music
  • Perform dance routines on stage
  • Act in a play

Also consider how you did in courses like Music and Theater Arts.

Using mathematical concepts to solve problems.

Consider your ability to:

  • Solve mathematical word problems
  • Solve “real-world” problems, such as figuring the floor space of a room
  • Apply math or statistics to answer science questions

 

Also consider how you did in courses like Algebra and Geometry.

Seeing how objects can be arranged in space; imagining how a drawing or picture would look in three dimensions.

Consider your ability to:

  • See how things will fit into a suitcase or closet
  • Understand maps or diagrams
  • Look at drawings of a building and imagine how it will look in three dimensions

Managing and processing data and information; developing filing systems.

Consider your ability to:

  • Keep track of addresses, monthly expenses, email, etc.
  • File receipts for your records
  • Keep notes for group meetings

Meeting, talking with, and getting along with other people.

Consider your ability to:

  • Welcome or introduce someone
  • Make new people feel comfortable with you
  • Remember names and faces

Understanding and using computer technology.

Consider your ability to:

  • Make a computer do what you want it to do
  • Understand basic programming concepts
  • Use many types of applications (word processing, image editing, etc.)

Also consider how you did in courses like Computer Programming.

Values Inventory

This Inventory can help examinees see how their values relate to occupations. The Inventory consists of 22 characteristics of occupations. Examinees are asked to rate how important each characteristic is to themselves. The ratings will be used to suggest occupations likely to satisfy their values.

The available selections are:

Don’t Want - I want to avoid work that has this
Not Important - I don’t care if work has this or not
Somewhat Important - I hope to find work that has this
Very Important - I really want work that has this

Category Values
Work Settings – Values in this category are related to the environment in which you work. 1. Working in an Office - Working in an office setting most of the time.
2. Working Outside - Working outdoors most of the time, being exposed to the weather.
3. Working Separately - Doing work in which you do not talk to or work with other people very often.
4. Public Contact - Doing work in which you talk to or are seen by people who are not co-workers much of the time.  You may interact with many different people in a day.
5. 40-Hour Week - Being able to limit your work to not more than 40 hours a week; not being expected to work overtime or take work home most of the time.
6. Flexible Hours - Being able to choose which hours you want to work, as long as the work gets done on time.
7. Safety - Working in an environment that is unlikely to cause physical injury or illness; not working near fast-moving machinery, dangerous chemicals, high places you could fall from, etc.
Work Tasks – Values in this category are related to what you do (your responsibilities) on the job. 8. Authority - Telling people (who are not employees) what to do; preventing people from doing things they should not do.
9. Management - Having a job in which you direct others in their work and make sure their work gets done accurately and on schedule.
10. Influencing Others - Convincing or advising people to do the things you believe they should do, even though you have no authority over them.
11. Helping Others - Improving the lives of others by activities such as counseling, mentoring, physically assisting, etc. 
12. Making Things - Using your hands and/or tools to make or fix things; producing or repairing objects that you can see or touch.
13. Physical Activity - Moving around and getting exercise in your work by walking, lifting, etc.
14. Organization - Doing work in which you put things in order for others; using a system or rules to organize, schedule or arrange things or events.
15. Precision - Doing work that uses exact standards, either by measuring very carefully or following procedures very carefully.
Work Preparation – Values in this category are related to the amount and type of training you must have in order to do the job. 16. Short Training Time - Being able to start working with no more than 6 months’ training after high school.
17. Certification - Working in an occupation in which a license, credential, or degree that documents preparation to do the work is usually needed to get a job. 
Work Opportunities – Values in this category are related to benefits offered through your job. 18. Prestige - Doing work that others consider important; people will respect you and look up to you because of your occupation.
19. Achievement - Doing work that gives you the opportunity to be recognized by others as being outstanding at what you do.
20. High Income - Earning more than 75% of the people who work in the United States.  (In 2014, this meant at least $36,275 starting or $61,185 with experience.)
21. Creativity - Creating something new or developing new methods of doing things; original thinking. 
22. Intellectual Stimulation - Doing work that requires you to think about difficult concepts; learning about new things as a part of your work.