The annual ACT test will be administered on Tuesday, February 27. Taking the ACT during the school day is a great benefit to you. Why, you ask?
What can the ACT test do for me?
- Save money in college!
- Both UNR and UNLV award scholarship amounts based on standardized test scores and GPA.
- Earning at least an 18 in English and 22 in the math section of the ACT can automatically exempt you from taking a remedial course at a Nevada System of Higher Education institution. This will save you time and money! See the full policy details here.
- Help in admissions
- At both UNLV and UNR, if a first-time student does not meet the core academic GPA requirement, they may use an ACT composite score of 22, in conjunction with the core academic GPA requirement for admissions consideration.
- More than a test
- The ACT Interest Inventory, the Student Profile Section, the Career Map, and the Career Readiness Indicator help paint a picture of your possible future.
- Your ACT score can help give you an indication of how you will do in college. Read about the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks here.
- The ACT helps colleges find and recruit you.
- All four-year universities in the United States accept the ACT.
- In fact, 88% of colleges emphasize college entrance exam scores in admissions.
- You can choose up to four schools to send your scores to for free.
Why is taking the ACT during the school day a benefit to me?
- Saves you money and time!
- Taking the ACT on a national test dates (a Saturday) would cost you almost $60 and over three and a half hours of your day-off.
- Opportunity – you might do better than you think, opening doors you didn’t even know existed.
- No need to worry about transportation to a test site on a Saturday.
What can I do to better prepare?
- Study hard in class – the ACT has always tested students on what you’ve learned in the classroom.
- ACT offers many free and low-cost test prep options. Check them out here.
Best of luck on the big day!