ACT Preparation

  • For more information and resources, students should see their Guidance Counselors. 

    Classes and Tutoring

    • Princeton Review
      Princeton Review is a private company that offers a comprehensive ACT prep course. To register, call 1-888-876-5384 or visit     
    • March2success - How well young men and women do on standardized tests can have a great impact on their future. March 2 Success was developed as a free, no obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in the areas of English, Math, and Science. If you're a current or recently-graduated high school student who wants to learn more about March 2 Success, click on the STUDENT button in the menu bar, or click Register in the upper right corner to get started.  March 2 Success provides materials needed to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, SAT, ACT, and ASVAB. If you're an educator, parent, or mentor interested in helping a young person succeed, referring them to March 2 Success may be the best thing you've ever done for them. To learn more, click on the EDUCATOR or PARENT/MENTOR link as appropriate. 
    • Elgin Community College
      For information on courses visit 
      Register by phone at (847) 622-3036  
    • One-on-one or small group tutoring.
      In addition to group courses, many companies offer private tutoring for those who prefer one-on-one instruction. This is the priciest option. Choose carefully and check credentials.
      • Tutors can be found locally through companies such as:
        Kumon, (630) 540-9771
        Huntington (800) CAN-LEARN
        Tutoring Club of Bartlett (630) 372-8886
        Revolution Prep (877) 738-7737

    Online Study

    • Peterson’s StudentEd  There are multiple practice tests for all subject areas for all grade levels for both the ACT and the SAT. Visit and set up an account to get started!
    • ACT COMPANY. (
      Here you will find practice test questions and suggestions for studying for the exam. If the student wants to take the ACT more than once, this is where you register. This is also the website students use to request that their test scores be sent to prospective colleges.
    • ACT Online Prep. (
      This is an online prep created by the makers of the test. There are two practice tests and one diagnostic test which provide students with a study path.  An individual license fee applies per year.
    • Online ACT courses.
      These are for students who have convenient computer access and are serious about dedicating time to prepare. Some options include: Illinois Virtual High School (a six-week course,, Princeton Review ( and Kaplan (  

    Other Independent, Self-Paced Study

    • Test Guides.
      You can find a number of study guides with practice tests at your local bookstore or online book sellers such as Some titles include: Kaplan’s ACT - also available at ( and The Real ACT Prep Guide (also available at
    • Software.
      Your book seller also carries software programs with practice tests, such as those published by Kaplan.

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