ACT College and Career Planning for Students and Parents

ACT College Planning Guide for Parents

College Planning for Every Step of Your Child's Journey

Your child is embarking on many life-changing experiences as they prepare for success in high school, college, and beyond. These resources in the college planning checklist will help you guide them every step of the way.

Prep for the ACT Test

ACT Prep Subject Guides

Practice questions, detailed explanations, and test-taking strategies for each subject

ACT Beginner’s Guide

A step-by-step beginner’s guide to new ACT options and for ACT test success.

ACT Prep Guide

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

Free ACT Test Prep

Test your knowledge with free prep from the makers of the ACT test. Includes free full-length practice tests online and on paper, as well as online practice and events.

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

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ACT On-Campus

Take the ACT Test on Campus

Good news! In addition to ACT national testing dates. hundereds of colleges also offer our weekly ACT On-Campus program. This is a program that allows you to schedule an ACT at a college you are considering applying to and attending. The score obtained on this ACT test is only valid at the college that delivers the exam. Find out which colleges offer this popular program.

Popular Student Resources

Senior Year

How to avoid the senior slide.

Junior Year

Five questions to ask while college planning.

Sophomore Year

Prepare for the future during your sophomore year.

Freshman Year

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

Preparing for what's next.

ACT Fee Waiver Program

Review the frequently asked questions about the ACT fee waiver program.

ACT WorkKeys

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

Social Media Resources

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