What is the ACT and why should I take it?
There are at least four good reasons to take the ACT:
1. The ACT Assessment tests are
universally accepted for college admission. The ACT Assessment is now accepted
by virtually all colleges and universities in the U.S., including all of the
Ivy League schools.
2. The ACT Assessment multiple-choice tests are curriculum based. The ACT
Assessment is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT
are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in
English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is
taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable
with the ACT than they are with the traditional aptitude tests or tests with
3. The ACT Assessment is more than a test. In addition to the tests, the
ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides
valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile
section that provides a comprehensive profile of your work in high school and
your future plans.
4. The ACT Assessment is a good value. As a private, not-for-profit
organization governed by educators, ACT is committed to providing services at
the lowest possible cost. Accordingly, the ACT Assessment provides a
comprehensive package of educational assessment and career planning services
for college-bound students at a modest fee that is lower than the fee for the
competing admission test.
Whether you are uncertain about going
to college or you just need some reassurance you're on the right track, here
are a few reasons to go to college:
Every bit of education you
get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay.
Most college graduates earn more money during their
working years than people who stop their education at high school earn.
The more education you get
the more likely it is you will always have a job.
According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will
be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people
to fill them.
Continuing education after
high school is much more important for your generation than it was for
your parents' generation.
Today most good jobs require more
than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to
think and solve problems.
Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other
benefits, including meeting new
people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests, and