The ACT is the most popular test nationally and internationally. All colleges accept the ACT. Not all colleges are accepting the new SAT next fall due to the fact that the new SAT (debuted in March of 2016) was made a lot easier and aligned with Common Core. Make sure you protect your student.

As of today, Illinois will not be able to offer a "free" SAT or ACT during the spring of 2018 due to a lack of funds and the elimination of Common Core which required states to use a test to measure schools.

Success Stories


Kay improves to a 26 with online class

Thank you so much for providing your online course. I improved my composite score from a 22 to a 26! -Kay

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Online Student Mack finally receives her 33 and a full ride

Just wanted to send an update and, once again, a HUGE thank you to you. You may recall she moved from a 26 to a 32 after taking your class in the summer of 2013. Her April test, with the rest of the country, again yielded the 32. This summer she visited and fell in love a school where a full ride was a 3.9 or higher and a 33 or higher. June test - 32. September test - 32. After four 32s in a row, she asked to purchase your online review which we gladly did (cost benefit analysis was clearly in our favor). October test result - 33!!!!!!! We continue to recommend your class to anyone who will listen. We definitely have the results to back it up. - Alexandra's Mom

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Dave earns a 31

Thank you SO MUCH for the invaluable Better Test Scores class. My son scored a 31 on his ACT. That was a key piece that allowed him to be admitted to his first choice college - the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My son took the class with two buddies ... each had boosts from the class. One student has test taking challenges and it really helped him deal with those challenges effectively. So all three of the students that I watched closely got in their first choice school. I highly recommend this class to others hoping for the best results on their quest to get into their preferred colleges. Kudos to you and everyone involved with your class!


Colin increases from a 23 to a 29

Thank you for creating the online ACT prep course. My son started the study program right after Christmas break and followed your suggested timeline for working through the course. He took the ACT as a test run in February and scored a 23 composite. In April he took the ACT with his class and achieved a composite score of 29. A six point increase!! While he saw improvement in each area, math is where he saw his biggest improvement by far. I give a lot of credit to my son for being disciplined to stick with the study schedule and follow it through. I know he was able to do so because the course was organized and easy to use. So again, I say thank you!


Ben goes from a 32 to a 34

Hey Jason, I just wanted to tell you I got a 34 on my April ACT which was a 2 point jump from my February score. Thanks for being a great teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed attending your class every week. My sub scores were English: 34 (went down from a 35), Math: 34 (up from a 30), Reading: 33 (up from a 30) and Science: 35 (up from a 31).


Jane goes from a 26 to a 31

Dear Mr. Franklin, I could not be happier with what you and your classes have done for me. My score went from a 26 to a 31! I have never even heard of anyone getting a 5 point increase! You have saved my family so much money! The opportunities that have opened up for me because of my score are endless. I could not thank you enough for what you have done for me! I was in PE when I checked my scores online and I was so nervous. A group of 20+ girls gathered around me. I read my score and screamed and began to profusely cry. I hugged everyone in the vicinity and I am not even a touchy person at all! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am recommending you to everyone that I know. Once again, thank you so much.


Macy goes from a 22 to a 26

I am so excited! My act went from a 22 to a 26! The goal was a 27 but I am signed up for June anyways. I started out with a 22 in English 24 in math 19 in reading and 23 in science. now I have a 28 in english 26 in math 25 in reading and a 24 in science. Reading has never been my strong suit so I am very pleased! This has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me! Thank you so much!!


Maggie improves from a 25 to a 29

So we got our ACT scores back from the State ACT at school and I am super proud to say I jumped up 4 points and got a 29! My mom and I were looking for a 2 point jump and you helped me exceed and achieve that! Thank you so much for helping me and so many other kids around the country! You are truly amazing!


Online Student Brian improves from a 27 to a 30

“I took your online ACT prep and my math score went from a 26 to a 33!!! 7 points! And my composite went from a 27 to a 30! Thank you so much


Online Student Nick works from a 27 to a 33

Your online class paid off for Nick! His ACT composite improved from a 27 to a 33! - Nick's Mom