ACT Academy

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This summer, spend five days at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville!           

We’ll help you tackle the ACT and answer your questions about college admissions, academics and campus life. You’ll get to work on test-taking skills, learn about the many exciting opportunities the University of Arkansas offers, stay in a residence hall, and experience campus life.   


We are excited to offer two sessions of ACT Academy 2018!

June 5-9: Session 1 will begin on Tuesday June 5 and end with an official ACT exam on Saturday June 9.

July 10-14: Session 2 will begin on Tuesday July 10 and end with an official ACT exam on Saturday July 14.

Students who are accepted will be assigned to a session and required to register for the ACT exam that corresponds with the session dates. Further details regarding registration for the ACT will be provided upon acceptance to the program.


ACT Academy applications are due April 1st.

Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Students will be notified of their application status by April 20, 2018.  


The standard program fee is $29. You will also be responsible for paying the $46 ACT registration fee.

All meals, housing, activities and supplies will be provided. Payment and test registration confirmation will be due after notification of acceptance. Both are required to hold your place in the program. Space is limited.

Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch will be responsible for the $46 ACT registration fee only. Verification of free/reduced lunch and test registration confirmation will be due after notification of acceptance.


See what last summer’s participants and their parents have said:

  • "I wanted to thank you again for everything your program did for my son.  He did indeed bring up his math and science scores to make a 31 on the ACT that he took in Oct. using your voucher. Bless you all for what you do for minority students that just need a little direction to do their best on the ACT."  
  • "I am really glad I did ACT Academy just for all the connections I have. Makes applying to college so much simpler!"
  • "You got to have the ACT score with the grades…. Thanks to the University of Arkansas’ ACT Academy, I’ve scored the highest I’ve ever done in two categories. Jumping 7 points higher in English, and 3 in Math!!"
  • "I very much enjoyed the ACT Academy and learned a lot from the experience. I wish I could go back next summer!"
  • "The Academy not only helped me achieve my goal score, it helped me break out of my shell, overcome my shyness as well as the fear I had of speaking in front of people. Now, I am a more confident person overall. I wanted to thank you for helping me achieve my goals as well as helping me grow as in individual."
  • "Students are receiving their scores and we are so excited by the results! Students who have reported their scores to me or a teacher have either maintained or raised their scores 2-5 points!!!"
  • "The points you covered at ACT Academy gave my student confidence in the test and he scored a 25 as a 10th grader!"


Click here for a list of Commonly Asked Questions and Answers


Want to apply for ACT Academy?

Find the applications for each session by clicking on the links below!

Session 1 (June 5 - 9):

Session 2 (July  10 - 14):


***Once you have completed the application, you will receive a confirmation like the example below (see picture). If you do not receive a confirmation, please try applying again. If you are unsuccessful after the second attempt, please email and notify us of the situation.

acta confirmation