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ACT Test Prep

One of the recent trends in standardized testing is the increasing popularity of the ACT. Many parents are unfamiliar with the content and format of the ACT, how it differs from the SAT, and this knowledge gap leads to many questions and much anxiety.

Take the ACT or the SAT?

The most reliable answer comes from having your student take an ACT practice test to see not only his or her score, but also his or her gut reaction to the test. The difficulty of the ACT comes from the incredibly swift pace of the test. Whereas the difficulty of the SAT stems from the trickiness of a given question and the obscurity of what that question is asking, the ACT presents a more straightforward challenge.

While 70-80% of students perform equally well on both tests, often students have a strong preference for one test over the other. The best way to decide if the ACT or the SAT is the better fit for your student is to try an official practice ACT.

How the ACT is structured.

ENGLISH - 45 Minutes / 75 Questions
MATH - 60 Minutes / 60 Questions
READING - 35 Minutes / 40 Questions
SCIENCE - 35 Minutes / 40 Questions
WRITING (optional) - 40 Minutes / 1 Prompt

One-One-One TUTORING for the ACT

Many test prep companies claim to tutor the ACT; however, they are primarily SAT prep companies offering ACT tutoring as an afterthought. At Summit, we are experts on the ACT. We have developed our own proprietary ACT curriculum, and we know the fine points of this test. Choosing between an ACT or SAT path is an important decision. We are here to help you and your student come to the best decision for them. As your ACT test prep resource, our mission is to help your student reach their full potential so that their scores are aligned with their true academic abilities.

Start Your ACT Test Prep Journey Here

Most students begin working with Summit by taking a free diagnostic test which includes a score report analysis and counseling session with one of our expert program directorsWe can help you to develop a personalized test prep plan that is right for your student. Our program directors personally match students with a tutor who is his or her best fit so the sessions are engaging, productive, and even fun.  We believe that test preparation is all about taking the pressure off, ensuring you have strong support from a caring team to answer all your questions and help relieve the anxiety around college admissions standardized testing. Please feel free to call or email us any time with your questions about test prep.

2020-2021 ACT Test Schedule

(as found on ACT website)

TO REGISTER for an ACT date, you will need to create an account on ACT.org

NON-SATURDAY TESTING POLICIES for September and October 2020 test dates:

ACT has historically offered non-Saturday testing only for students who could not test on a Saturday because of religious convictions. However, to accommodate students who have not been able to test because of test center capacity limitations during the pandemic, ACT is making non-Saturday testing open to all students for the September 13 and October 25 test dates.

ACT Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Registration Deadline
September 12, 2020 August 14 August 15 – 28
September 13, 2020 (Read about non-Saturday testing) August 14 September 18 – 25
September 19, 2020 September 17 September 18 – 25
October 10, 2020 September 17 September 18 – 25
October 17, 2020 September 17 September 18 – 25
October 24, 2020 September 17 September 18 – 25
October 25, 2020 (Read about non-Saturday testing) September 17 September 18 – 25
December 12, 2020 November 6 November 7 – 20
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 – January 15
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 – March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 – May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 – June 25

*Note that, for the July test date, ACT has no test center locations in New York.

Don’t Take Our Word For It…

  • “Judy has been great with my daughter. She has taught her lots of things about the ACTs. And she has done a great job of inspiring her to take practice tests and to do well on the ACTs.”

    Jodi G. Cos Cob, CT
  • “Katherine did a wonderful job with my son Tim. She was very professional and friendly. She helped Tim gain confidence in his ability to do well on the ACT. I would recommend Katherine to anyone looking for a tutor.”

    Mary S. Franklin, MA

Ready to get started?

Call us to discuss test prep and tutoring options with one of our program directors.
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