ACT Prep Classes

Prepare for the ACT® at Truman State University. Learn strategies to improve your score through our intense ACT preparation program.

All of our ACT Prep Class options include expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, access to diagnostic exams, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.

ACT Prep Classes Offer

Expert Instructors: Our test prep instructors are highly trained professionals. Our experienced instructors know the ACT and care about helping you achieve your goal.

Proven Strategies: The Truman State University’s curriculum was developed by test-prep experts, who have years of experience writing test questions and preparing students for success.

Superior Materials: The ACT Prep Class includes the official preparation guide including practice tests from ACT and a course workbook.*

Online Support: Our online support package for both in-person and live-online ACT classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access to the student portal which contains these online resources continues through 120 days after your last scheduled day of class, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.

Convenient Schedule Options: Live-Online classes provide alternative schedules and the added benefit of taking the class from anywhere in the world.

Value: The course fee includes all course materials*, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

*Course materials will be shipped to the address provided when you register for our live-online course. We recommend registering at least five (5) business days in advance of the course start date to ensure timely delivery of your course materials package. Are you registering within the five (5) business days of the course start or after the course start? Not a problem. Students will be emailed digital workbook handouts for the class sessions to facilitate participation until their course materials are delivered.

All ACT Prep Classes Include:

  • 16 hours of classroom instruction
  • Experienced, dedicated instructors
  • Official preparation guide, which includes practice tests from ACT
  • Course workbook
  • Thorough presentations and explanations
  • Review of frequently-tested topics
  • Access to online support resources

All ACT Prep Classes Cover:

Math Topics

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
  • Learn efficient approach to complicated multi-step problems.
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.

English Topics

  • Identity correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.

Reading Topics

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions.
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items.
  • Identify passages written from journalist and engaged perspectives.

Science Reasoning Topics

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts.
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables.
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items.

General Test Taking Topics

  • Use the process of elimination.
  • Master time management skills.
  • Minimize test anxiety.
  • Identify common distractors.

Choose the Format That Works for You!

ACT Blitz

ACT test-preparation program help you prepare for this important test! ACT Blitz classes, offered during the academic year, include 16 hours of instruction and are strategically scheduled for the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT test dates. Classes are scheduled to allow time to practice new skills between sessions. Our multi-week course format allows abundant opportunities for learning and for interacting with our expert instructors. The ACT Blitz classes are offered live-online.

ACT Live Online Blitz Preparation Course Dates

Early Bird Rate (10 Business Days Prior to Class): $449
Regular Registration Fee: $549

Course Early Bird Price Deadline Course Meeting Dates Course Meeting Times
ACT Live-Online Blitz
January 13-February 8, 2022
12/29/2021 1/13, 1/18, 1/20, 1/25, 1/27, 2/1, 2/3, 2/8 Tuesday; Thursday – 7- 9 PM ET Register
ACT Live-Online Blitz
February 6-March 27, 2022
1/23/2022 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 Sunday – 4-6 PM ET Register
ACT Live-Online Blitz
May 12-June 7, 2022
4/28/2022 5/12, 5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26, 5/31, 6/2, 6/7 Tuesday; Thursday – 7-9 PM ET Register

ACT Live-Online Summer Institutes

Truman State University Test Prep’s ACT Summer Institutes offer the same curriculum, materials, and online resources as our ACT Blitz classes, but they are scheduled during the summer when many students have more time available for practice. The ACT Summer Institute classes are offered live-online. Live-Online Summer Institute classes give you a variety of schedule options to fit your summer plans.

ACT Line Online Summer Institute Course Dates

Early Bird Rate (10 Business Days Prior to Class): $449
Regular Registration Fee: $549

Course Early Bird Price Deadline Course Meeting Dates Course Meeting Times
ACT Live-Online Summer Institute
May 31-June 9, 2022
5/9/2022 5/31, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday – 2-4 PM ET Register
ACT Live-Online Summer Institute
June 6-June 9, 2022
5/23/2022 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday – 9 AM-1 PM ET Register
ACT Live-Online Summer Institute
June 14-July 7, 2022
5/31/2022 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30, 7/5, 7/7 Tuesday; Thursday – 7-9 PM ET Register
ACT Live-Online Summer Institute
July 5-14, 2022
6/20/2022 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14 Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday – 10 AM-Noon ET Register
ACT Live-Online Summer Institute
July 11-14, 2022
6/27/2022 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14 Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday – 1-5 PM ET Register

Live-Online Office Hours

Weekly live-online office hours provide a convenient way for students to get individualized help with specific questions or concerns. The live-online office hours are free-form meetings open to all participants from both the on-campus and live-online ACT Prep Classes. The sessions are drop-in and student-directed, so there will not be a planned presentation for each session. Instead, our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

System Requirements

Live-online ACT Prep Classes and Live-Online Office Hours require Adobe Connect, a free application. All you need to participate in live-online classes or office hours are a high-speed internet connection and speakers or headphones.

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About Our Program

Truman State University’s Test Prep program is partnered with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors. Learn more about Educational Testing Consultants at www.etctestprep.com.

Request a Custom ACT Prep Course or Presentation

Truman State University Test Prep also offers customized ACT Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are a high school principal, guidance counselor, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (660) 785-5384 or email us at examprep@truman.edu.

ACT/SAT Strategy Workshops

Join us for an informative combined introduction to the ACT and SAT. If you are preparing for college, you probably have some questions about the pre-college admission tests. This session will introduce you to both tests and highlight some of the key similarities and differences between them. Our experienced instructor will guide you through some sample questions and teach a you few strategies. Come learn the basics about the ACT and SAT. We know you’ll get a lot out of this free session.

Consider These Free Strategy Workshops to Learn More About the ACT and SAT

Register Here

Course Early Bird Price Deadline Course Meeting Dates Course Meeting Times
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
January 25, 2022
NA 1/25/2022 Tuesday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
March 1, 2022
NA 3/1/2022 Tuesday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
April 13, 2022
NA 4/13/2022 Wednesday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
May 3, 2022
NA 5/3/2022 Tuesday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
June 2, 2022
NA 6/2/2022 Thursday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
September 8, 2022
NA 9/8/2022 Thursday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
September 22, 2022
NA 9/22/2022 Thursday – 9-10 PM ET Register
ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop – Online
October 6, 2022
NA 10/6/2022 Thursday – 9-10 PM ET Register