Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Helpful ACT Resources

The ACT is a standardized test used by almost all of the colleges in the United States to assess a student’s success in college. It was first introduced back in 1959 and all colleges and universities in the United States now accept the ACT for students applying for admission. 
The ACT is administered free of charge to all VAHS Juniors in the spring as part of our State Testing Program. Scores from this test can be submitted for college applications. Often times student will re-take the ACT  a second time through a National Test Center in order to improve their scores  or "Superscore" their subtests to enhance their college admission chances.      
Because of how many students are taking the ACT every year, some of the best colleges and universities in the country require applicants to have scores of over 27 or within the 10% of those who took the test. The minimum composite score  all of the UNC System colleges is 17.  As such, students  need to know how to do well on the ACT in order to conquer the exam . One way of doing so is to take note of the  ACT tips and test taking strategies listed below. 
 (by the way, if you’d prefer to read our list of SAT tips, you check them out here).


See ACT National Test Center dates for registration and additional study prep at