ACT

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The ACT test is required by most universities when applying for admission, and also is a factor for many scholarships. Some universities, especially competitive ones on the east coast, prefer or even require the SAT test instead of the ACT test, so you should check with the universities you are interested in.

Taking the ACT is not a graduation requirement.

Students can take the ACT test many times, and generally universities consider only the test with the highest score. All Juniors at Logan High take the ACT test in March, and this test date is free to the student and all arrangements are made in school. Students may otherwise sign up on their own with ACT to take the test on any national test date (about six times per year). Universities often offer a “residual” ACT which can be used only at that institution. (To link to USU’s Residual ACT test, go to www.registerblast.com/usu/exam.)

The test costs about $50, with additional fees possible for things like late registration, adding on a writing test (some universities or programs ask for this score), or signing for ACT’s advanced test preparation resources.

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Preparing for the ACT test:

Dates English Science Math
Session to Prepare for the October 26th ACT
10-7-19 thru 10-11-19 Mrs. Cummins
Rm:230
2:45 - 3:45pm
10-14-19 thru 10-16-19 Mr. Semadeni
Rm:121
2:45-3:45 on the 14th
2:45-4:45 on the 15th&16th
10-21-19 thru 10-25-19 Ms. Whitlock
Rm: 123
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Session to Prepare for the December 14th ACT
11-18-19 thru 11-22-19 Mrs. Cummins
Rm: 230
2:45 - 3:45pm
12-2-19 thru 12-6-19 Mr. Semadeni
Rm: 121
2:45 - 3:45 pm
12-9-19 thru 12-13-19 Ms. Whitlock
Rm: 123
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Session to Prepare for the April 4th ACT
3-9-20 thru 3-11-20 Mrs. Cummins
Rm: 230
2:45-3:45 on the 9th
2:45-4:45 on the 10th&11th
3-16-19 thru 3-20-20 Mr. Semadeni
Rm:121
2:45 - 3:45 pm
3-23-20 thru 3-27-20 Ms. Whitlock
Rm: 123
2:45 - 3:45 pm

Online ACT Prep

Online ACT Prep

  • www.shmoop.com/utah-This usually costs money, but the state of Utah has paid for you, so if you set up an account and identify Logan High as your school, you can get free access by using the magic word (aka password): HIKING. (If you are in the graduating class of 2018 and 2019, there are also additional study helps and courses available through Shmoop; see your counselor or GearUp coordinator for more information.)

  • www.number2.com-You can set up a free account, to study and practice math and English.

  • www.actstudent.org-The same website where you register to take the ACT. They have some basic free tips and practice, and then if you want you can pay $20 for more resources and practice.

  • www.march2success.com-A free program provided by the U.S. Army, but free and with no strings attached. Has practice tests and flashcards to build skills.

  • kaplan.com-A strong, nationally regarded, for-profit program. But it is expensive.

  • onlinelibrary.uen.org-Use the username: pioneer, and password: discover, to log in (you will skip this step when using a school computer). Click on LearningExpress Library, then “Register” (the first time you get to this point, you will create account for yourself). Once in, find the “College Prep Center” to access extensive ¡ACT study tools

Independent Study

Independent Study

  • LHS and/Public Library-In the school or public library, you can ask for help finding ACT prep guides, some of which you can check out and take home

  • BTECH- In the Academic Learning Center at BTECH, they have a self-paced, computer-based course that you can use for free if you take your LHS student body card. Check in at the Academic Learning Center, or at the main desk and they can point you in the right direction

Face-to-Face Class

Face-to-Face Class

  • ACT Prep Classes at LHS- Putnam Fund- Scholarship varies- Female students planing on participating a non-degree program such as cosmetology, certificate programs, etc. See Kevyn in the counseling office for an application.
  • April 30, 2019-Periodically the different LHS departments offer ACT prep courses after school. Ask your teachers or guidance counselor if there is one coming up that you can attend.

Did You Know?

Did You KNow?

  • You can take the ACT Test up to 12 times!

  • You can take what's called the "Residual ACT" on most university campuses (including USU), about any week you want...but only that university can use that score! Special rules apply

  • Students who take the ACT a second time raise their score by an average of almost 2 points. But no so much if they take it a 3rd or 4th time, unless they really do some major preparation.