Chad Cargill—ACT Workshop—August 30th
If you are interested in going to the Chad Cargill ACT Workshop, it has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 8:30-11:30. Cost is $30. Student who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year are invited. I know you can get a voucher from the Chickasaw Nation, but you must apply for it. Check with them early and plan to attend. Even if you have attended this workshop before, you will learn something new every time. The first national ACT for the 2017-2018 school year will be in September. To sign up for the September test, please go to http://www.actstudent.org.
ACT National Test Dates and Information--2016-2017
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Period||Phote Upload Deadline|
|October 22||September 16||Sept 17-30||October 14|
|December 10||November 4||Nov 5-Nov 18||December 2|
|February 11||January 13||Jan 14-Jan 20||February 3|
|April 8||March 3||Mar 4-Mar 17||March 31|
|June 10||May 5||May 6-May 19||June 2|
Test fees: $42.50 and $58.50 with writing
Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify. You can use two fee waivers total during your junior and senior years. So you can use one your junior year and one your senior year or two your senior year. You can also apply for additional fee waiver through your tribal affiliation or upward bound. You cannot use them for late registration.
Seniors--if you have not taken the ACT yet, you need to get signed up ASAP.
You must apply online.
Students may also take the residual ACT at the school they plan to attend. For these dates, we will have to look up each individual college. Residuals are only good for the college at which you take the test. You will just need to check with that school and see when they give it. Fee waivers do not apply. New rule is you can only take a residual one time only. This is for public institutions.
If you are a 9th - 11th grader and have not taken the ACT yet, you need to. Take it once just to see what it is like and what you need to study to do better. Waiting until the last minute, puts too much pressure on you.
I have study guides and calculators that can be used on the tests that can be checked out through me.
College Application—Class of 2018
You need to start filling out applications for the colleges you are planning to attend. I would fill out no less than 2 applications. Always have a back-up plan. Most applications are online and usually available after September 1st ; however, some are available now. If you need help, let me know. Applications are due at different times at different colleges. OU, OSU, private colleges and universities have earlier deadlines than some of the regional colleges (ECU, SOSU, etc...) and junior colleges (SSC, MSC, etc...). Some use the common application (like OU). It is your responsibility to find out when those deadlines are. Do not wait until the last minute.
Scholarships are posted on this website. Check them out. Scholarships are given by each college--make sure you meet the deadline. Keep taking the ACT, they will update your scores at each college and if your score gets higher, then you will receive the bigger scholarship. Remember you can take the residual ACT at a college (not a national test date and you must schedule with that college), but it is only good at that college.
Again, if you need help, let me know. I can't help you at the last minute--let's start now.