The majority of our juniors take the ACT test at least once. It is required by most of the colleges and universities attended by our graduates. ACT test scores can impact the availability of scholarships as well as financial aid, so we encourage our students to prepare for the exam.
All FVL juniors take the ACT test during a regular school day in Spring, that is within the State required testing window. FVL juniors will automatically be registered for the State test date at FVL. This ACT test is the same test that is being offered throughout the country on ACT National Test Dates.
Typically, the ACT test is offered on National Test Dates in September, October, December, February, April, and June for seniors or juniors who decide to take the test more than once. It is important to note that the registration deadline is approximately 5 weeks prior to the test date. There is a little bit of a grace period after the deadline, but a late fee is charged. You can find information about National Test Dates and registration on the ACT website.
Registering for the ACT Test is a rather involved process, incorporating many questions about courses that have been (and will be) taken, grades, career goals, and more. Allow some time to go through the form and thoroughly answer the questions. You will have the ability to list the schools to which you want the test results sent.
ACT Test Prep
Try out these test prep options!
- ACT offers online test prep and test prep guides.
- ACT Test Prep, Inc. is offered at Xavier & Kimberly High Schools.
- UW Oshkosh offers options for both online and Saturday morning on campus test prep.
You can also find ACT test prep apps for your phone:
- Google's Play Store
- Apple's App Store
Some students may want to take the SAT as it is required by some colleges for their post-secondary education. The SAT is a rigorous test and the score will potentially have a great impact on scholarships and possible financial aid. A prep class for the SAT is not offered at FVL; you can search online for test prep options. The Guidance Office does have a limited number of SAT Student Study Guides available for FVL students.
For more information on the SAT, practice and registration, information and deadlines, check the College Board website.
Advanced Placement (AP) Tests