ACT College Planning Guide for Parents
College Planning for Every Step of Your Child's Journey
The first step on the path to college starts with ACT!
It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s future. Get college planning resources, tips, and test prep solutions from the makers of the ACT.
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- Understand the importance of taking the ACT in 8 Reasons to Take the ACT.
- Help your student setup their MyACT Profile and complete their interest inventory.
- Get a sneak peek at the Interest Inventory questions.
- Start making your plan with ACT College & Career Planning Resources.
- Set your child up for success with High School Life and Starting Your High School Journey.
- Stay on track through sophomore year with the Sophomore Year Newsletter.
- Continue exploring ACT College & Career Planning Resources.
- Take advantage of the Financial Aid Checklist as you start the scholarship search.
- Encourage your child to take a free ACT practice test.
- Help your child get a jump start on their superscore by testing early.
- Stay on track through junior year with the Junior Year Newsletter.
- Get informed about the college application process with Applying to College resources.
- Help your child get ready to take the ACT with Testing Advice for the ACT.
- Get help estimating the Cost of College to get a better picture of anticipated expenses.
- Download the Five Questions eBook and review it with your child.
- Purchase ACT Test Prep to prepare your child for success on the test.
- Register for the ACT!
- Get a copy of test questions and answers to understand and improve scores.
- Stay on track through senior year with the Senior Year Newsletter.
- Help your senior stay focused in the home stretch with How to Avoid the Senior Slide.
- Help transition your child to college with the Couch to College Ebook for Parents.
- Get help navigating College Life and how to pay for it.
- Remind your child to retest for the ACT to improve their scores and get a superscore.
- Purchase ACT Test Prep to improve scores for retesters.