April 2017

Counselor Toolkit

Read ACT’s New Financial Aid eBook
Understanding the financial aid process can be a difficult task for students who are planning to go to college. And for some, cost can be a barrier to higher education. You can help your students get the financial support they need and see them successfully off to college with guidance from ACT’s upcoming eBook—Financial Aid: Paying for College and University. This eBook walks through the basics of financial aid, where to find it, how to apply for it, and methods for accurately comparing the costs of their school choices.

Look for this eBook coming soon!

Student ACT Test Preparation Guide
Help your students learn how to successfully plan, analyze, and prepare for a college readiness assessment. With this free eBook—Before, During, & After: 3 Stages of Taking a College Entrance Exam—you can help your students understand:

  • Which high school courses best help them prepare for the ACT
  • When to start studying for the test
  • How to wake up confident the morning of the test
  • What to bring and not bring to the test center
  • What to do after the test

Help your students prepare for testing

College and Career Planning During Junior Year

A student’s junior year is an important time to begin planning for college and career. By asking them to answer five basic questions, you can help them start the process of preparing for their future.

  1. What do I want to be?
  2. What are my priorities this year?
  3. What’s my college and career plan?
  4. Am I ready for college?
  5. How should I prepare the next two years?

5 Questions Students Must Ask While College and Career Planning

Opportunities for Students to be Discovered

Finding colleges and universities that meet a student’s interests and academic achievement level can be time consuming. Why not let the colleges do the work and come to your students?

Through ACT’s Educational Opportunity Service (EOS), colleges and other educational organizations can search for students to see their ACT scores and basic demographic information. Students who opt in to EOS are more likely to be discovered by colleges and scholarship organizations, broadening their post-high school options.

Learn more about EOS and why students should choose to be discovered



National ACT Test Date
April 8, 2017

ACT Webinar: Covering All the Angles of Student Success
April 18, 2017

District ACT Test Date
April 19, 2017



ACT Online Prep™
ACT Online Prep is a mobile and online resource to help students be ready and confident to take the ACT® test, featuring real questions from previous tests, personalized learning paths, daily goals, and a game center. With these intuitive, personalized, and powerful tools, ACT Online Prep can make a big difference in students’ lives. This program is available to individual students and to schools and districts.

Learn more

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