The ACT Assessment® is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.

  • The ACT is an admission requirement for all schools in the University of Wisconsin System, including the two-year centers.
  • Juniors are strongly recommended to take it during the spring, prior to their senior year.
  • ACT scores will be sent free to four institutions or scholarship programs.
  • The ACT costs $46.00 (no writing) and $62.50 (plus writing). (Late fee $21.00)
  • The ACT application packet includes a preparation booklet with a sample test. Several books to aid students in preparing for either of these tests are available in the library.
  • WaupunArea Jr./Sr. High School does testing at their school on June 9, 2018

Wisconsin Test Prep - All classes held at Central Wisconsin Christian School - must register to attend sessions (cost: $130). See counseling office for more information and registration form.

Schedule: Winter (Prepare for the Feb. 27th STATE ACT or April 14th ACT) Held on Saturdays as follows:

January 20th
9am - noonEnglish
January 27th9am - noonReading/Writing
February 3rd
9am - noonScience/Math
February 10th9am - noonMath
February 17th9am - 12:30pmPractice Test

2017 - 2018 ACT Test Dates

You can register online at the  ACT Website to get to the test center locator.

TestDate GivenRegistration Deadline
ACTOctober 28, 2017September 22, 2017
ACTDecember 9, 2017November 3, 2017
ACTJanuary 12, 2018January 12, 2018
ACTMarch 9, 2018March 9, 2018
ACTJune 9, 2018May 4, 2018
College Entrance Exams

For admission to most colleges on the western and eastern United States your child will need to take the SAT 

SAT  * Register online, take practice tests, get your SAT question of the day, check test dates and centers, and get and send scores.

SAT Registration Online


Accuplacer Test


PSAT/NMSQT Test for Juniors

What is the PSAT test and why should I take it?

AP Testing for Juniors and Seniors

Why should I take an AP test?

When can I take the test and how much is it?

UW-System Freshman Placement Testing

Testing and Evaluating Services

Testing Resources

ASVAB Program - This site has ASVAB information, career exploration, and planning for the future.

ASVAB Test Prep

Educational Testing Service - Information on AP tests, SAT, TOEFL, GMAT & GRE.

Peterson's - Information on ACT, SAT, and PSAT. Also includes practice exams, purchase test prep materials, and there is a college search and planning component.

PSAT- This is a direct link to PSAT information. The PSAT is a test that is given to juniors in October. It is also the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. This site includes online test review questions.

Varsity Learning Tools practice tests and problems for Common Core and standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, and SSAT.