When Should You Take the ACT?

Every year in the spring, 11th graders are required to take the ACT at school. While this test counts on the school's annual report card, it means so much more for the student!

The ACT is a college entrance exam that gives post-secondary institutions an indicator for the student's academic capabilities. The higher the ACT score, the more likely the student is to get scholarship offers and to be placed in higher classes. High ACT scores also open the gateway for honors programs in college.


So when should high schoolers start thinking about the ACT?

Don't wait until spring of your junior year! Most students should plan ahead and take the ACT at least once before their 11th grade year. Go to act.org to create an account. Fee waivers are available for qualifying 11th graders from Mrs. Brown. Also, there is no need to sign up for the Writing segment, as colleges do not require this section.

As with most things in life, the more you take this test, the more you will improve. Your goal should be to improve your score in all areas with each attempt. 

So what are you waiting for? Take charge of your future today!