Utah Futures resources include timed practice tests and customized strategies for improvement. Login to your Utah Futures account, click on the 'Assessment / Activities' tab followed by

“Test Prep/learning Express Library”


The ACT is required for admissions at most college and universities in the state of Utah, as well as out of state institutions. Many merit based scholarships require ACT scores for eligibility.

(See admission index under scholarship page)

The ACT is offered to all students in their junior year at no cost.  Test date is usually the first week in March.

Most students who take the ACT an additional time see an increased score.

Senior students who require scores for college admission and/or scholarships should take the exam early in the fall in order to receive scores in time. (See individual colleges for specific deadlines.)


All students are encouraged to study previous to the exam date.

The following are some resources to help students prepare for the exam:

ALA High School Counseling  © All Rights Reserved.

ACT.org offers the ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live (an interactive teaching experience), ACT Online Prep, the Official ACT Prep Guide (An ACT-authorized prep book, with three

practice tests, each with an

optional writing test), and 

Sample Test Questions.

Shmoop ACT Test Prep

is funded by Utah state for High School students.
It is a great resource for diagnostic tools, timed practice exams, tutorials etc.
It is a great ACT crash course. Students must enter a code to gain access to free materials. Please see counselors for magic code.

The ACT test is a curriculum-based education and career planning tool for high school students that assesses the mastery of college readiness standards. Academic skills are assessed in English, Reading, Mathematics and Science Reasoning.

ALA offers in house

ACT prep classes outside of regular school time and are only 6 sessions prior to each of the ACT testing dates. If you want to see some growth in your ACT scores, sign up for a class.  Please click here for details. 

*The registration code for ALA High School students is: 450-413*