About the ACT Test
The ACT is a standardized test that admissions officers use to compare applicants from different schools and different states. Here's a brief overview of the test.
What is the ACT and why is it important?
Created by ACT Inc., the ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. The weight placed on ACT scores varies from school to school. Other important factors that schools consider in their admissions decisions are your high school GPA, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, interviews and personal essays. For more specific information on the importance of ACT scores at the schools you're interested in, contact the admissions offices directly. Grants Pass High School believes that the time spent with your teachers and integrated within the GP community far outweighs any single test. Show up, work hard, and be involved!
The ACT is offered in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Currently, GPHS does not host the ACT. Contact your counselor to find a list of nearby schools that do offer the ACT.
Information used from Princeton Review