Junior Bulletin

ACT Information

If you're taking the ACT in the United States, a U.S. territory or Canada, then these ACT test dates will come in pretty handy! Check the ACT registration dates below to make sure you plan your time appropriately before you register. If you have more questions about completing your registration, then check out the Top 10 ACT Registration FAQs to get all of those questions answered. 

The 2016 ACT Test without Writing registration fee is $39.50, which includes sending your scores to four colleges of your choice.

If you want to take the optional ACT Writingtest with the ACT, your test fee goes up to $56.50, and there are more fees if you're late, want to take the test standby or need to change testing centers.

The price is worth it, though, considering the money you could make with an excellent ACT score.

For international test dates, you an checkACT.org online to see the updated list.

 

 

2016 - 2017 ACT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Ends

Late Registration Time Frame

Sept. 10, 2016

Aug. 5

Aug. 6-19

Oct. 22, 2016

Sept. 16

Sept. 17 - 30

Dec. 10, 2016

Nov. 4

Nov. 5 - 18

Feb. 11, 2017

Jan. 13

Jan. 14 - 20

April 8, 2017

March 3

March 4 - 17

June 10, 2017

May 5

May 6 - 19

 


FEE WAIVERS: Students who qualify for the following programs may receive a fee waiver for the ACT for two test dates. Fee waivers are available in the counselor’s office. Students must be in the 11th or 12th grades, be a US citizen, and meet one of the following listed below:

 Enrolled in a free or reduced-price lunch program at school.

 Enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (for example, AVID or a federally funded TRIO program such as Upward Bound).

 Resides in a foster home, is a ward of the state, or identified as homeless by the school system or outside agency.

 Family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federally subsidized public housing.

WRITING TEST: Some colleges require a writing test score for admission. Please check the websites for your schools of interest to see if you need to schedule the writing part of the ACT exam.

SCORE REPORTS: Please send your scores to the Louisiana TOPS Program. The code for the TOPS Program is 1595 (LA Office of Student Financial Assistance – Baton Rouge). Those students interested in participating in athletics at the college level should register with the National Clearinghouse and send their ACT scores to NCAA with a code of 9999 and/or NAIA with a code of 9876.

WHERE WILL I GO, WHAT WILL I DO?

Now is the time for juniors to start thinking seriously about life after high school. All students should plan to continue their education. However, which option will be right for you? Will you choose the four year college, the two-year college, a technical college, a trade school, the military, or on-the-job training? In order to answer this question, you need to know what career path you will follow. Your choice of a career often dictates the type of education you will need after high school. Not all careers require a four-year degree. You can be very successful with a two-year degree or less! So, if you haven’t begun seriously thinking about what career is right for you, now is the time to start. Begin with your interests and aptitudes (things at which you are really good). Also consider your personality and values. All of these play a part in making a good decision about a future career. Then do some research to see which careers match your interests, aptitudes, personality, and values. Check out websites like Louisiana Connect and talk to family and friends. Do an extra job-shadow. Do whatever it takes! Choose a career doing what you love! If you make the wrong choice, you may be working a long time in a job that makes you miserable. So, take the time to figure out what career is right for you and will make you happy. If you need help, make an appointment with Ms. Anton. She is here to help you with this most important decision!


JUNIOR YEAR IMPORTANT FOR TOPS!

Many juniors are planning on getting the TOPS scholarship to help pay for college. Your junior year is critical in computing your TOPS GPA because so many of your TOPS courses are taken in junior year. They include English III, Algebra II, Chemistry, U. S. History, your second foreign language, and possibly Fine Arts Survey (or Art, Music or Drama). So, if your TOPS GPA is not near the required 2.5 GPA, your junior year is your opportunity to get some As and Bs in those classes to help bring up your TOPS GPA. If you are concerned about where you stand with TOPS, make an appointment to see Ms. Anton.

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