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“The ACT is a test that no high school student looks forward to. However, it is a test that can be a little less painful with the right help and guidance. My experience with John is one that has been extremely impactful. Starting off with scores in the mid 20’s and achieving a 32 on my worst section personally (English) is a testament to the excellent methods and ability John takes when helping someone study for the test. His ability to tailor each lesson to specific areas that need help is crucial to success. For example, his method of questioning my answer to a question allowed me to explain why I chose something and provided me with the ability to reason information on each section more accurately and efficiently. His positive and genuine attitude toward his students is a key quality, and I would highly recommend John as an ACT tutor.”

Alex B., USA (Final ACT Score: 30)

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The ACT tests a student’s college readiness across four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing (essay) portion, which some universities make mandatory for their applicants. The ACT requires quick recall across a broad range of subject matter, putting a premium on reading comprehension and pacing.

Every student’s ACT program starts with a full-length diagnostic exam. We examine each question that a student answers incorrectly in order to pinpoint knowledge gaps. Next, we select the lessons that address these gaps and prioritize them based on their likelihood of appearing on the official ACT exam. Our skills-based ACT curriculum is grounded in four pedagogical principles that ensure a student builds strong foundational skills, masters test taking strategies, and practices applying these techniques for maximum confidence and accuracy. Our curriculum is designed with the often-challenging time constraints of the ACT in mind, and our tutors use their expertise to supplement our lessons with time management strategies that allow our students to work as efficiently as possible.

ACT Resources

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ArborBridge’s Guide to Computer-Based Testing

We gathered all old and new information about computer-based testing in this handy guide.

How To: Overcome Common Student Weaknesses on the ACT

Learn how to master the ACT with these tips from our test prep experts.

Your Guide to Requesting ACT Accommodations

Read our eBook for the most in-depth look at the accommodations request process.

At-A-Glance Guide to SAT/ACT Concordance

How do SAT scores match up to ACT scores? Our guide is the easiest way to find out.

The SAT vs. the ACT: A Comparison Chart

Knowing what to expect on the test is the best way to ace it. Check out our detailed breakdown of both tests.

ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

U.S. Dates

International Dates

Test Date

February 8, 2018*

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018*

September 8, 2018

October 27, 2018

December 8, 2018

February 9, 2019*

April 13, 2019

June 8, 2019

July 13, 2019*

Registration Deadline

January 12, 2018

March 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

June 15, 2018

Test Date

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

September 8, 2018*^

October 27, 2018*^

December 8, 2018*^

April 13, 2019*^

June 8, 2019*^

Registration Deadline

March 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.


Check the ACT website for more details and test center locations.

*Anticipated testing weekend. Be sure to check the ACT website for official test dates and registration deadlines.


*^Starting fall of 2018, all international students will take the computer-based ACT.

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