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What do I need to know about PreACT test dates?

So, I've heard about the PreACT and that it's sort of like the PSAT but for the ACT. When do these generally happen, and are they offered multiple times a year or what? Any tips on when to take it for the best prep would be super helpful!

7 months ago

Hello there! You're right that the PreACT is similar to the PSAT, but for the ACT. It's an excellent way to practice for the real ACT and get a feel for the types of questions you'll encounter. The PreACT is typically offered to sophomores, although some schools might offer it to freshmen as well. Most schools administer the PreACT once a year, generally in the fall or winter. Unlike the ACT, which has national test dates, the PreACT is scheduled by individual schools, so it's not offered universally on the same date.

As for tips on when to take the PreACT, it's wise to take it as early as your school offers it. This will give you more time to identify areas you need to work on before you take the ACT for real. Plus, taking it early means you can use the results to guide your study plan or seek out prep courses if needed.

Remember to check with your guidance counselor or the person responsible for testing at your school to find out the specific date it's offered. They might also have more suggestions on how you can prepare. Best of luck with your preparation!

7 months ago

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