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ACT Information

Most colleges use the ACT (American College Testing Program) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) for College Admissions purposes. Some colleges use minimum scores as a requirement for admission, while others use these scores for placement purposes. Always check the college of your choice for the appropriate admissions test.  Many colleges are accepting either test.

You may take the admissions tests as often as you wish. Seniors are advised to take these tests early in the school year so that a test retake can be scheduled if desired. Students are advised to take the ACT at least twice. Students may pick up an ACT practice booklet at anytime in the Guidance Office or go online to

It is the student’s responsibility to have their ACT scores forwarded to an institution when applying to a college. SHDHS does not include this information on a transcript.

A student who does not plan to attend college immediately after high school should also take the ACT. Students may decide at the last minute to attend college and will not have time to schedule an ACT test. A student who chooses to delay entering college immediately after graduation, is more likely to perform better on the ACT while still in high school.

*SHDHS administers the ACT Test to all juniors in the 3rd quarter of school each year.

Students are encouraged to register online at Flyers with ACT information are available in the counselors’ reception area.

Test DateRegistration Deadline / Late Fee Registration Deadline
July 14, 2018June 15, 2018 / June 22, 2018
Sept. 8, 2018Aug. 10, 2018 / Aug. 26, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018Sept. 28, 2018 / Oct. 14, 2018
Dec. 8, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 / Nov. 19, 2018
Feb. 9, 2019Jan. 11, 2019 / Jan. 18, 2019
Apr. 13, 2019Mar. 8, 2019 / Mar. 25, 2019
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019 / May 20, 2019
July 13, 2019June 14, 2019 / June 24, 2019

You must insert the St. Henry District High School CEEB code #180-770 when completing your online registration form.

Practice test booklets can be picked up from a counselor for self-study.

Local test centers for most dates:
Northern Kentucky University
Beechwood High School
Boone County High School
Connor High School
Cooper High School
Lloyd Memorial High School
Ryle High School

Other local ACT testing centers are available. Check online for those sites and dates of availability.

Registration for ACT under Special Circumstances: Only students with current, documented disabilities, professionally diagnosed as having physical, sensory, psychological/mental, or learning disabilities, and who cannot test under standard conditions are eligible for special testing. Call the Julie Feinauer, School Counselor, for assistance.

ACT Prep Classes
Parents and students are advised to review all of the programs listed to fit your needs.  There are quite a variety of costs, locations, times when classes are offered, and the number of total hours involved in the prep classes.  Please keep in mind there are a limited number of seats in some of the classes, therefore, you may want to register early. This list is provided as a service to you and is not meant to be an endorsement of those listed.

Martha Geller

Moving Minds ACTive Prep Training Program – Rhonda Noll

The Learning Curve Tutoring – Sheila Levi

Northern Kentucky University Community Connections


University of Cincinnati

College and Beyond – Dan Bisig

Beechwood ACT Prep, Inc. Ft. Mitchell