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, others use these scores for placement purposes, while some are going test optional. 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. Students are advised to take the ACT at least twice-once in the junior year and again at the beginning of the senior year. Seniors are advised to take these tests early in the school year so that a test retake can be scheduled if desired.
*SHDHS administers the ACT Test to all juniors in the 3rd quarter of school each year.
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.
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.
Students are encouraged to register online at www.actstudent.org. Flyers with ACT information are available in the counselors’ reception area.
You must insert the St. Henry District High School CEEB code #180-770 when completing your online registration form.
Local test centers for most dates:
Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg
Beechwood High School, Ft. Mitchell
Boone County High School, Florence
Connor High School, Hebron
Cooper High School, Union
Highlands High School, Ft. Thomas
Lloyd Memorial High School, Erlanger
Ryle High School, Union
Simon Kenton High School, Independence
Walton Verona High School, Walton
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 school counselors for assistance.
Students may pick up an ACT practice booklet at anytime in the Guidance Office or go online to the ACT Academy which is a free online prep program for students to practice their skills. This program is provided by ACT. You must use our CEEB Code 180-770 to access this resource. Go to https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/free-act-test-prep.html.
ACT Prep Classes
Parents and students are advised to review all of the programs listed to fit your needs. There are 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.
Moving Minds ACTive Prep Training Program – Rhonda Noll
The Learning Curve Tutoring – Sheila Levi
Beechwood ACT Prep, Inc. Ft. Mitchell
ACT/SAT Math Only
Northern Kentucky University Community Connections
University of Cincinnati