ACT® Test Prep Course

ACT-online-starburstDesigned to raise student test scores! 

This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities.

This course is designed to complement area high schools' preparatory programs.

This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in deficit areas as measured by the diagnostic test.

Course materials are provided by Cambridge Educational Services, the leader in test preparation. 

Students will:

  • Establish their own baseline for ACT® testing by completing an official, retired ACT® test
  • Receive a detailed analysis of their baseline test to understand personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn powerful test-taking strategies for each test section and question type
  • Gain an understanding of the test structure, question types, and scoring methods for each academic area
  • Build confidence through interactive skill drills and practice exercises
  • Complete the course by taking another official, retired ACT® test and receive a final analysis

Upcoming ACT® Test Dates: view test dates and registration deadlines online!

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Online: $199

You're motivated and determined to do your best, because you want to get into your top-choice schools. But you're also busy and always on the go. Finding time to do all the things you love to do AND all the things you need to do is no easy task. With the online ACT® Prep Course you can do it all! The course was created with a busy student like you in mind. So now there's no reason for your prep to take a backseat, because with this online course, class is in session only when you choose.

All your lessons, drill and practice tests are online, ready for you whenever you want to use them. Just log on and the prep you need will be at your fingertips. Access anytime, anywhere on any Internet ready device (smartphone, tablet, pc). Take up to 5 months to prepare for the test at your convenience.

Scholarship application and registration, along with minimum payment due, cannot be done online. The online registration link is for registration and full payment only.

Face-to-Face: $199

Fee includes textbook set; pre- and post- tests*; diagnostic assessment reports; face-to-face instruction and interaction with qualified instructors 

(Class runs an additional 15 minutes Week 1 and Week 6 for testing)

Scholarship application and registration, along with minimum payment due, cannot be done online. The online registration link is for registration and full payment only.


The pre-test is given on the first session and the post-test is given on the last session of the program. If there are scheduling conflicts, contact Extended Learning.

Registration implies permission for photos, publicity and inclusion in a participant list unless Extended Learning is notified in writing prior to the program.

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On-campus parking is FREE on the weekend in Commuter Lots ONLY! Parking is not free in Residential Lots or metered spaces.

Cancellation policy: 

Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Request for cancellations must be sent in writing and postmarked or faxed to UWL Extended Learning two weeks prior to the beginning of the course for a full refund minus $25 processing fee. No refunds will be made after deadline.

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The African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc. (AAMAN) is offering a tuition assistance to qualifying individuals for UW-La Crosse ACT® Test Prep. For details on the AAMAN Partnership with UWL ACT Prep, please visit this website.

Face-to-Face Dates, Times, Locations:

Winter 2020

All classes are held in Centennial Hall.

Date Topic 

Room #

Start Time
Dec. 14, 2019 Pre-test 3314, Centennial Hall 8:15 a.m.*
Jan. 4, 2020 English 3214, Centennial Hall 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 11, 2020 Reading 3214, Centennial Hall 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 18, 2020 Math 3214, Centennial Hall 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 25, 2020 Science 3214, Centennial Hall 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 1, 2020 Post-test 1404, Centennial Hall 8:15 a.m.*

*Note, the first and last class meetings begin 15 minutes earlier.


You may park in any commuter lot on campus during the weekends. Street parking is also available. Please visiting our parking website for more information: citations issued by the UW-La Crosse Parking and Transportation Office or City of La Crosse are your responsibility. 

Campus map

A campus map can be found at: Centennial Hall is #15 and Wimberly Hall is #41 in the map.

What to bring

  • A minimum of two #2 pencils (not mechanical)
  • Eraser
  • Calculator
  • These will not be provided

Contact us:

For questions or additional information, please call 608.785.6500 or email