Single moms have generally been out of school for a few years before they go back to earn a degree or complete a certification program. This means that the admissions process will typically include placement tests, aptitude tests and even personality tests that will gauge the student’s ability to complete their course work, to achieve a degree and to succeed in their chosen field. One of the most common tests required by colleges is the ACT Test. Have you taken the ACT? If not you may want to go ahead and take care of that before you begin the admissions process.
Because the admissions process can take several months and involve so many different collections of information including all of these evaluations and tests you can go into the admissions process prepared and one step ahead by taking the ACT exam.
The ACT test is generally given to high school students in their senior year, much like the SAT exam. ACT is a multiple choice test which covers the four main areas of education that high schools expect their students to have learned in order to graduate and move on to college. These subjects include English, Mathematics, Science and Reading. There is also an optional writing test which is designed to measure planning and writing skills based on a short essay.
Many times you can contact your local high school to find out when they administer the ACT and register to take the exam there. Your results will be one of the pieces of information you will have on hand when you begin discussing your degree program with a student counselor. If you have already taken the ACT when you were in school they may be accepted, but if you’ve been out of school for more than a year or two re-taking the ACT is a good idea to show your school of choice that you are prepared to begin the steps to further your education.
If you would like more information about the ACT test contact your local high school. Because the admissions process can be confusing and may often make you feel as if they want to know everything about you from what you ate for breakfast to the last time you went on a date, there is a reason for their intrusion. Colleges need to know that they are accepting students who can complete the programs, and it’s also a benefit for you because through the aptitude testing and conversations with a counselor you may find that your initial planned degree isn’t really what would be best for you. You may change your major before you even begin classes. This will save you money, save you the frustration of starting over after a semester and will help you make sure that the program you are enrolling in will get you to where you want to be.