Why is ACT BootCamp Still Important?
Many schools are dropping ACT/SAT requirements for fall and beyond. Should your student still partake in the testing?
Many schools around the nation have decided to wave standardized testing scores for college entry because of the pandemic. This was to accommodate the school systems that have been shut down due to social distancing guidelines. This in turn affected testing environments and opportunities for high school students. ACT and SAT scores have always been required for college entry, and usually have a large impact on acceptance. So, how will opting out of the ACT effect your students college experience?
Because schools usually use ACT scores for placement in core level curriculum in college, many people who are opting out of the testing are having to take placement tests at their university for math, literature, science, english, and history courses. These placement tests are in most of the same subjects required for the ACT, and can be harder depending on the college or university your student wants to attend. Although ACT or SAT is not required, your student will still have to prep for placement tests to ensure they are not in the wrong placement, which in turn could hold them back from taking more advanced courses their freshman and sophomore years.
Also, high ACT and SAT scores can count for the lower level course credit for their freshman year. Depending on the subject scores, your student can receive a college credit in history, english, literature, or math which will allow them to get ahead of other students right out of high school.
In addition, many organizations and groups on college campuses take ACT and SAT scores into account when applying freshman year. These organizations can include panhellenic greek life, IFC greek life, and countless other social organizations. Some professional programs also take ACT/SAT scores when applying such as Nursing and Pharmacy. Just because the ACT/SAT has become “optional” for general admission, does not mean your student should avoid taking the test all together.
If you have decided that taking the ACT is the best option for your student moving forward, we highly suggest Auburn Youth Program’s ACT BootCamp this summer.
ACT Boot Camp is an all-inclusive test prep program that provides students (9th-12th grade) with the tools they need to prepare for, and excel on, the ACT test. Students will receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, a comprehensive study plan, and extended online support. It also offers unique first-hand experiences into the world of Auburn Admissions, Career Services, Student Involvement, and Auburn Athletics! ACT Boot Camp is here to help students meet their full potential while also getting to experience all the fun summer camp can provide!
ACT Boot Camp includes:
- 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
- Experienced, expert instructors
- Course textbook: The Official ACT Prep Guide
- Real ACT practice questions and tests
- Course workbook
- Thorough presentations and explanations
- Easy-to-follow study plan
- Access to online support resources
- 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
There are two sessions this summer offered by Auburn Youth Programs:
For more information on Auburn Youth Programs and camps for summer 2021 please visit our website: aub.ie/summercamps