ACT Academy

Students participating in the ACT Academy summer session talk to each other during a class exercise.

Are you taking the ACT? Need help studying or just don't know where to start?

ACT Academy 2024

ACT Academy is an annual residential summer program hosted on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus to help students tackle the ACT and provide more information about college admissions, academics, and campus life. Students will work on developing their ACT test-taking skills as well as learn about the many exciting opportunities at the University of Arkansas while staying in a residence hall and experiencing campus life. 


This year, we will host one session of ACT Academy on July 9-13, 2024.


Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply online The application will open on November 1, 2023 and will close on April 1, 2024. Students will be notified if they are selected to attend mid-April. No late applications will be accepted. 


It is free to apply. If selected/invited, students will need to pay a $30 program fee plus the ACT registration fee. More information will be sent to those invited on the fees. Students on free/reduced lunch have the potential to have both fees waived. The cost of the residence hall, meals, and classroom supplies are covered by the College Access Initiative. 


  • Students must be in 10th-12th grade in the 2024-2025 academic year to apply. 
  • Students who are invited and attend ACT Academy must stay on campus in the residence hall and participate in all parts of the entire program.

Student and Parent Testimonies

"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 October 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."

"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!!"

"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."

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