Preparing for the ACT
Programs Designed to Fit Your Needs

TEST PREP HELP FOR THE ACT

Improve Your ACT Score and Open the Door to Your College Choices

You’ve narrowed your college choices down to your top schools, but they all have high expectations when it comes to ACT scores. Your score shouldn’t keep you from attending your dream college, so stop wasting time worrying about whether or not you’ll make the cut. Instead, spend that time prepping for the exam! A higher score can make your dream school a reality.

For almost 40 years, Huntington has been preparing students for the demands of the ACT, including test-taking strategies, time-management skills, and academic skills through individualized instruction from highly trained tutors. Higher scores on the ACT can mean the difference between going to college and getting into your dream college. Plus, with the right scores, you may also be eligible for a scholarship.

About the ACT

Many students are choosing the ACT as their college entrance exam. The ACT measures aptitude in English, math, reading, and science; plus, it can be taken with or without a writing test component. The ACT is offered each school year in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Most students take it in the spring of their junior year. Some repeat the exam in the fall of their senior year. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

We Offer Three ACT Test Prep Programs

All of our ACT test prep programs — Premier, 32-Hour, and 14-Hour — include individualized in-center instruction from certified tutors, homework, at least one full-length proctored interim exam to measure progress, and interim conferences to discuss student progress and confirm goals. Every one of our programs will help you better prepare, gain confidence in your skills and abilities, and achieve higher test scores, thus expanding your possible college choices. You simply need to choose the program that best meets your needs and goals:

Premier Program

Tailored to the Student’s Needs & Goals

Program Highlights:

The most thorough program available. The program duration and curriculum are tailored to the student’s personalized needs and goals.

Special Features:

  • Program duration and curriculum are tailored to the student’s goals. Choose to work in some or all subjects.
  • Program offers online, video-based test prep that complements our in-center instruction, plus online tests.

Getting Started

To get started with our most personalized test prep program, please call to register today, or register online now.

Register Online

32-hour Program

Focused Overview of All Subject Areas

Program Highlights:

Our 32-Hour Program is designed for students with limited time to prepare, while focusing on all subjects.

Special Features:

  • Program consists of 32 hours of instruction focused across all subjects, including eight hours of practice tests.
  • Program offers online, video-based test prep that complements our in-center instruction, plus online tests.

Getting Started

To get started with our most personalized test prep program, please call to register today, or register online now.

Register Online

14-hour Program

Thorough Prep in One Exam Subject

Program Highlights:

Our 14-Hour Program is designed for students with limited time to prepare who want to focus on one subject.

Special Features:

  • Program consists of 14 hours of instruction focused in one subject, including four hours of practice tests.
  • Program offers only in-center instruction.

Getting Started

To get started with our most personalized test prep program, please call to register today, or register online now.

Register Online

Call 1-800-CAN-LEARN

Read what our many happy parents and STUDENTS are saying...

"I just wanted to let you know how happy we are for Eric’s progress… we feel grateful for Huntington’s program. He raised his ACT score by 6 points."

Common questions About the ACT

Section Total Minutes Number of Questions Possible Score
English
  • 45
  • 75
  • 1-36
Math
  • 60
  • 60
  • 1-36
Reading
  • 35
  • 40
  • 1-36
Science
  • 35
  • 40
  • 1-36
Writing (optional)
  • 40
  • One essay
  • 2-12

The ACT is 3 hours and 35 minutes in length (3 hours and 35 minutes if the optional writing portion is being taken).

  • 45 Minutes for English
  • 60 Minutes for Math
  • 35 Minutes for Reading
  • 35 Minutes for Science
  • 40 Minutes for Writing (optional)

ACT dates, locations, and registration information can be found by visiting https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp.

Many students take the ACT twice, first in their junior year, then again in their senior year. You should consider retesting if you had any issues during your first test, such as an illness or misunderstanding of test directions, or if you don’t feel your initial ACT scores accurately reflect your abilities. If you take the test more than once, you decide which set of scores are sent to colleges or scholarship programs.

Each section of the ACT (English, Math, reading and science, is scored on a scale from 1 to 36. The scores for all four sections are averaged to give the students an overall composite ACT score between 1 and 36.

The optional writing portion of the test receives four separate domain scores (Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, and Language Use and Conventions). Each of the four domains is scored on a scale of 2-12.

Beginning September 2016, students who elect to take the writing portion of the test will also receive an overall Writing Score on a 2-12 range - the average of the four domain scores.

The scores are based on the number of correct answers. There are no penalties for incorrect answers. Each college and university sets its own ACT score requirements for admission into that school. Check with the schools you are interested in applying to in order to determine the ACT score you need to achieve. You can decide which ACT scores are sent to prospective schools.

In general, most ACT multiple-choice scores, including the Composite score, are posted to your online student Web account (through ACT) within two weeks after the test date. If you’ve taken the writing portion of the ACT, you will be notified when that score is available.

Success Starts Here

Today can be the day you and your child start down a new path to academic success.

1-800-CAN-LEARN

Stay in touch and sign up for our newsletter