The ACT is a 3-hour and 35-minute college admissions exam (or 2-hours and 55-minutes without the optional essay). It is administered multiple times throughout the year and can be taken until students achieve their desired score. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with sub tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and the optional Writing Test. Like the SAT, students may also “superscore” the exam, or use their best scores from each section, taken on different test dates to composite the highest overall score. Please note: Not all colleges take a super scored ACT. Please contact Arete for a full list of schools that will accept an ACT super score.
Arete’s ACT test prep program is similar to that of the SAT, as we focus on test taking strategies and improving scores. Some students excel in the math and science sections of the exam, while others feel less intimidated by the English and reading sections. The Arete model applies a custom curriculum based on a thorough evaluation of each student. We recommend students take their first ACT practice test a year before the anticipated test date, so there is time to create an effective timeline for mastering the exam.