This fall, Southwest Community Ed will be offering ACT and SAT/PSAT Courses at Southwest and Washburn High Schools. To register, come into the SW Community Ed office (East building) or call 612-668-3100. Classes start September 9th. The cost is $99.
Test Prep Websites*
This link to the ACT organization gives current information about all the products ACT markets. It allows students to register for an ACT test, learn test taking strategies to maximize ACT scores, see sample questions, read research and information available from ACT.
· College Board Online Home Page
Students, parents, & counselors will find a comprehensive menu of information to aid in the transition to college. Includes college, career & financial aid database.
· College Pilot
On line SAT course and sample test. For fee site.
· College Power Prep
This site has new ACT and SAT tips every day and strategies for preparing for these tests. More comprehensive test prep activities and exercises can be downloaded for fee.
Practice reading, writing and math questions for the test given by many community colleges to determine which classes you are ready to take.
· Fair Test
Links to 700 colleges that de-emphasize the importance of the ACT/SAT in the admissions process.
Free on-line ACT test allows you to see your answers and explains the ones you got wrong.
Test Prep on line. Self tests plus many topics.
This truly free SAT pep site offers tutorials, practice sessions, a vocabulary builder and college planning information. The site was planned by university professors experienced in the area of test prep.
· Secrets of the SAT
PBS's Frontline has created a site that explores the role of the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and how they potentially affect students' academic futures. Besides investigating the test preparation industry and racial issues related to admissions policies, the site allows users to play the role of admissions officers.
· TEST PREP.COM(tm) Home Page
Take the practice test you will receive when you register for the SAT and this site will help you diagnose your weak areas and provide skill building lessons for them.
· Test Prep Review
Free practice for the ACT and SAT. Further preparation available.
· The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review helps people find and get into the right college or other school. They have great resources to help with testing, admissions, financial aid, etc.
· US College Prep
Reasonably priced commercial site features on-line preparation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and help with writing essays for college admission.
*This information has been compiled by Martha Wiseman, retired guidance director and counselor in Illinois, to assist guidance counselors and high school students with planning for the future and other guidance issues.