Free ACT Plus Writing for Hellgate Juniors
As the result of a $28 million GEAR UP grant (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), all Montana high school juniors will have the opportunity to take a free ACT Plus Writing (college admission test) at their local high schools. Hellgate will administer this exam to all of our current juniors on Tuesday, March 20th 2018. It is expected that this test will continue to be offered once per year and be free of charge for approximately four more years.While other opportunities to take college admission tests will continue to be available as usual, this will be the only opportunity to take an admission test without cost—a savings of approximately $50.00. Students may want to take the test again at a later date, for a fee.
RegistrationAll Hellgate High School Juniors will automatically be registered for the ACT. The test will occur on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018.LocationHellgate High SchoolDate and TimeTuesday, April 2nd 2018 7:50AMGetting ReadySending ACT Scores to CollegesDuring the month of February or March, students will complete the information section of the answer sheet in their English classes. Students may choose up to 4 Colleges and Scholarship agencies in include on their answer sheets. ACT will send your scores to these agencies at no cost. If you do not send your scores initially and choose to do so at a later date, ACT will charge a fee to send your score. You can view your choices at: http://www.actstudent.org/scores/scodes/Creating an ACT AccountAfter the March Exam, students will receive a score report. At this point, students are able to log on to ACT.org and create a profile. They can review their results, access resources and prepare for future ACT Exams. If students plan to take additional ACT exams, and would like to access all of their information in one account, it is critical that they create an account on ACT.org with the information provided from their first set of scores. To sign up for additional exams, students then just need to log into their account and sign up to take the exam again.
ResourcesVisit the ACT website for the Preparing for the ACT: http://media.act.org/documents/preparing.pdfAdditional Free ACT practice tests can be found at: http://smartaboutcollege.org/high-school/college-planning/junior.jspMore Information will be provided as the date approaches.